Refuge in Dharma

Yutang Lin

Worldly worries piling without solution,
Dharma remarks suddenly clear the sky.
Ups and downs come and go, unreliable;
Sincere dedication forms basis of peace.


Upasaka Wong phoned me to say that, today the arrival of my poem "Sui He" (According to Harmony) suddenly swept away the depressive mood he was in for days due to worldly worries. This demonstrates how beneficial pure Dharma words could be to peoples' minds. Upasaka Wong has been replenishing my Buddhist books for free distribution at several locations in New York City for many years. In our discussion on our experiences in Dharma services we shared the view that, in this world where ups and downs and gathering and dispersing are all transient, engaging in Dharma services that are pure offering and dedication for many years would naturally form a foundation for our inner peace.

Written in Chinese on June 18, 2003
Translated on June 19, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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