Wholeheartedly Altruistic

Yutang Lin

Ganges-sand number of vows pledged over continuous kalpas,
Only one wish left unattended, the one for his own well-being.
For peace and joy of attaining Buddha he has no time to spare;
Bodhisattva Earth Treasure remains wholeheartedly altruistic!


Famous for having pledged profound vows again and again, in numbers immeasurable and over continuous kalpas, Bodhisattva Earth Treasure has yet one wish unattended ─ the wish for himself to attain Buddhahood. If a practitioner could appreciate deeply the wholeheartedly altruistic spirit inherent to this epitome, and would reflect upon one's inner thoughts in its light, then it could have helped clear out subtle lingering selfish ideas.

Written in Chinese and translated on October 10, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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