Yutang Lin

Attracting attention through ingenuity remains temporary;
Once interests shift with tides they are seldom attended to.
Free from intentional efforts, although plain to be natural;
Sprouting of inspirations relies on the warm bed of leisure.


Contrivances out of ingenuity may catch eyes and win swarming of crowds. Alas, as fashion changes with tides, they would be set aside and forgotten. Contend with being natural; often out of nowhere inspirations would sprout up to reveal insights of Dharma practices or comprehension of truths.

Written in Chinese on November 24, 2002
Translated on November 27, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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