Net of Thoughts

Yutang Lin

Traces without shadow yet locks the eyebrows;
Clouds all over the sky, who could drive away?
Net of thoughts knitted by fools to add worries,
Its untying hinges on sweeping the mind clean.


Net of thoughts entangles people; few could escape. Perpetual self-torture, why suffer like that? Purify one's mind through chanting Buddha's name; gradually leisure would emerge. Only then could illusions and delusions be readily recognized, and one would be spared the spinning around that is like a mouse chasing its own tail.

Written in Chinese on December 30, 2001
Translated on January 14, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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