Yutang Lin

Aging, sickness and death are sufferings unpreventable;
Thoroughly realizing such facts one cannot be arrogant.
Difficulties in carrying through started with attachment;
Comprehending circulation one becomes brisk and free.


In the flow of all things changing there is nothing to grasp on; in grasping there is suffering. Comprehending the law of things circulating, and acting in accordance, one remains lively and liberated.

Written in Chinese on February 4, 2002
Translated on February 20, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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