Gift Only

Yutang Lin

Bodhi works all offered freely to the public,
Lest contamination mars purity of intention.
To wherever requests came from they travel;
Voluntary offer to help spreading will arrive.


Activities related to propagation of the Dharma should be free from calculation of gain and loss. Instead, through completely free giving and offering one strives to maintain the purity of one's progress toward Bodhicitta. The conditions for propagation and circulation also need not be expected; let it grow and mature gradually and naturally. Only with such an open attitude is one acting in accordance with the teaching of no grasping. Even though there may be only few who could appreciate the benefits of the Dharma teachings, the thin threads continue to run on without ending. Continuation of veins of Dharma is just like this and will remain valid through such fashion.

Written in Chinese and translated on September 15, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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