Individual Body

Yutang Lin


In view of the whole Dharmadhatu, a body is as tiny as naught.
Where could the boundaries of traces of subatomic particles be?
Don't be limited by grasping to concepts into circles of quarrel;
Simply melt into the totality to enjoy peace of limitless oneness.



One human body, within the flux of all things, is very tiny, so tiny that it seems to be there and not there. When things are viewed at the subatomic level only traces of particles' movement can be observed without a definite boundary. To achieve liberation one should make good use of macrocosmic and microcosmic observations as indicated above to help escape the ordinary concept of a body that is formed by grasping to sense objects. Due to such a concept of a body one would constantly abide in a mental state of comparing and quarreling with others. If one could comprehend that each and every sentient being is identical to the whole Dharmadhatu, then there would be no sorrows.

Written in Chinese and translated on August 28, 2002
El Cerrito, California


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