Beyond Human Efforts

Yutang Lin

An eye for an eye, when will the recycle end?
Blood debt, blood payback; wouldn't balance.
Seeing clearly that it is beyond human efforts,
One turns to Buddha for help through prayers.


In the world there are all sorts of fighting and wars; recycling of revenges could not be stopped. Human endeavors are rather limited. Even though with all best intentions we hope to realize peace on earth, unfortunately it remains a matter to be dreamed of. Fortunately, through Dharma practices we have experienced the blessing of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Therefore, we know that we can rely on their help. Consequently, I pray constantly to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for world peace and the ultimate liberation of all sentient beings.

Written in Chinese on January 23, 2002
Translated on January 25, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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