Yutang Lin

Only humble attitude could benefit from guidance;
Empty the mind in order to contain Dharma nectar.
Learned indications revealed at opportune juncture;
One poke brings to life the freedom to turn around.


Appropriate teachings need to wait for mature opportunities. The student has become humble, only then could indications be given. Pointing exactly at the blind spot of grasping could save the novice from groping in the dark.

Written in Chinese on December 20, 2001
Translated on January 11, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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