Open Clarity

Yutang Lin

All sorts of precaution would still be incomplete;
Accidents would turn up, that's kind of a routine.
Recognize bugging worries as self-inflicted woe;
Settle mind in non-abiding to enjoy open clarity.


Who could predict how events would wind?
Trapped in anxious worrying is even worse.
Recognize self-inflicted woe as just useless,
Cease scattered thoughts to spread harmony.

Written in Chinese and translated on May 1, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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