On Boxes

Yutang Lin

Made of solid stuff to serve as useful things,
Being empty inside to accommodate others,
Model for Dharma instrument readily found,
Be self-sacrificing to benefit others likewise.


Outward it is solid; inward it is spacious. For a box to serve as a container, its inside must be emptied first. Models for Dharma instruments are readily found in our daily life.

Written in Chinese on December 12, 2001
Translated on January 8, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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