Yutang Lin

Path has no predetermined course; do not set limits by oneself.
Rest has no necessary spot; do not prefer one place by oneself.
Target has no pausing moment; do not presume it by oneself.
Door is nowhere to be found; do not shut oneself in enclosure.


Outward forms and inner concepts all arise out of one-sided grasping. Refrain from limitation, preference, recognition and closure that are self-imposed, then action and inaction will be alive and fluent, and inside and outside will be in harmonious oneness.

Written in Chinese on May 22, 2002
Translated on May 23, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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