Both Solid and Empty

Yutang Lin

Without hindrance, as clear as empty sky;
Unison, in and out, acting on a solid mind.
Reason and emotion fuse into accordance;
Pure joy spontaneously rises from within.


Views free from grasping, mind remains open;
Mind pure and simple, always reveals the truth.
Wisdom and compassion in unison, both grow;
Digesting boundaries to pacify matters arising.

Written in Chinese on January 21, 2003
Translated on January 22, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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