Realizing One's Minuteness

Yutang Lin

No way to find out, refrain from accusation;
Causal connection too complex to ascertain;
Who could justly enforce karmic retribution?
Seeing one's limits, wouldn't disturb others.


Even people with proper authorities such as district attorneys, judges and law enforcers would often find it difficult to handle worldly disputes properly. If one could realize that one does not have the ability to accuse, judge or handle matters justly, then one would not fall into the confusing state of disturbing others as well as oneself.

Written in Chinese and translated on December 26, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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