Refine Oneself

Yutang Lin

Rather than making demands on others,
'Tis better to reflect and adjust oneself.
Controlling others often uses constrain;
Self-cultivation is a more realistic way.


Who would be willing to listen to demands? Wasting energy and worrying just in vain. When matters arise pay more attention to reflecting on oneself; it is easier to control and cultivate oneself. Coercion could not last for long; voluntary deeds would be enjoyable. Diligently cultivate Bodhi intentions and activities; as plowing goes deeper fruits gradually become ripe.

Written in Chinese and translated on April 29, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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