Mind Bothered

Yutang Lin

What are the matters that are bothering you?
With good reasons still difficult to complain.
Why not just drop it to enjoy peace of mind?
The rest of this life is not long; use it wisely.


Bothered by lingering thoughts, one's anguish would not extinguish. With all the good justification and reasons, how could they be made agreeable to others? Wisely sweep them away to settle in clarity and peace of mind. Alas! Human life couldn't help to be transient; treasure every moment thereof.

Written in Chinese on November 26, 2002
Translated on December 1, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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