Wind Sweeping Leaves

Yutang Lin

Fallen leaves swept by wind to form a pile naturally.
Free from intention and tangle, suitable everywhere.
In fair view of equal mind, let coming and going be.
Warm sun shines universally, yet shadows may vary.


After strong winds have quieted down the fallen leaves naturally formed piles here and there. Mind free from presumptions would not become tangled, and hence finds where it is to be suitable. All things are viewed equally; coming and going let them be. Hot sun shines high above; coolness in the shades are of various degrees.

Written in Chinese and translated on January 7, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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