Shared Suffering

Yutang Lin

Right or wrong, win or lose, all rest on grasping to concepts;
Shared suffering due to mutual pursuit constitutes the reality.
Seeing through disputes as bringing damages to the contrary,
Pray for all to have wisdom to settle for peace and amiability.


Each holds on to one-sided views and fails to see the panorama. Insisting on preferences without yielding, mutually force and harm one another. Engaging in arguments and criticisms will only add to confusion. Remain silent but praying for all to have the wisdom to settle for peaceful and amiable ways.

Written in Chinese on March 29, 2003
Translated on March 30, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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