Personal Choice

Yutang Lin

Views and magnitudes of mind vary individually;
Each one runs toward a future of personal choice.
Earnestly and thoroughly aim at achieving Bodhi,
Only then could one emerge from woe boundless.


Paths of life could not be forced upon people; individual choices eventually would prevail, and hence should be respected. Based on many years of Dharma practices, the following advice comes from deep within: Only by thoroughly following the Bodhicitta that aims at gaining freedom from suffering for all sentient beings on an equal basis could one gradually emerge from the tiny circle of endless self-inflicted sufferings.

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

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