Suffering from Insisting

Yutang Lin

Self-centered competition aiming at personal satisfaction,
What could one hold over in the flux of beings and things?
Following Buddhist teachings to practice uprooting of self,
Washing away selfish maneuvers to abide in Dharmakaya.


Centered around one's self, running and chasing at will; upon careful reflection, what has one gained?

Beings and things distinctly noticed, paying attention to one means ignoring the rest; gains and losses at one time, in a blink all disappeared like mirage.

Following Buddha's guidance to practice letting go of grasping; in no fighting with anything there is natural peace and harmony.

With mind's eye wide and open, one transcends gains and losses; all in the Dharmadhatu are in oneness, and constantly providing universal salvation.

Written in Chinese and translated on May 28, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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