Cries of Suffering

Yutang Lin

Praying day and night to relieve sufferings of beings,
Lists of deceased beings continue to arrive for Powa.
In quietude reflecting on human miseries and sorrow,
Alas! The silent space is fulfilled with cries of agony.


Day and night there is a continuous string of requests for prayer to relieve suffering or for Powa service to benefit deceased beings. After so many years of continuous services one is imbued with the realization that, the world is not in peace and human realm is full of miseries. Reflecting in quietude, suddenly the comprehension arose: The silent space is indeed fulfilled with cries of suffering.

Written in Chinese on November 10, 2001
Translated on November 15, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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