Based on Sincerity

Yutang Lin

Insufficient strength to sustain, difficult to communicate,
Worldly matters are mostly done to fit the circumstances.
Deluded or crazy few got absorbed in entangling fighting.
Pure aspiration rare that will survive if based on sincerity.


To maintain certain standards it is often the case that available strength is insufficient. Communications among people are difficult to come to terms due to the hindrance of prejudices and manners of approaches. Consequently, worldly affairs are usually done as results of circumstances. Few are deluded or crazy to the extent of being absorbed in incessant fighting that entangles. Rare are pure aspirations upheld by lives based on sincerity.

Written in Chinese and translated on September 29, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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