Respect Others' Wills

Yutang Lin

Others' wills should always be respected carefully;
Consequences of actions will be born individually.
Step after step involved and stirs up causal ripples;
What minds long for will lead and form the tracks.


To practice non-self one should respect others' wills. When the significance of causal laws are fully comprehended, one sees clearly that no one can take over the consequences of others' actions, and hence one would not make decisions for others. Each step in the course of one's life involves many causal conditions; only firm resolutions could lead and shape paths.

Written in Chinese on March 16, 2003
Translated on March 20, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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