Pure Faith

Yutang Lin

Faith transcends confines of worldly views,
Not mixed with intentions nor expectations.
Theory well absorbed, inspirations had met;
Independently and naturally attend to Bodhi.


Only faith that transcends confines of worldly views, not born of intentions, nor mixed with expectations, could qualify as pure. It is indeed rare to encounter pure faith. Nevertheless, if one could thoroughly comprehend Buddhist theories, and gain experiences of realization through engaging in Dharma practices, then, without relying on any tangible means there would arise a firm faith that is immovable, and it could be recognized in a life devoted to pure cultivation of Bodhi.

Written in Chinese on December 17, 2001
Translated on January 10, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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