Common Nature

Yutang Lin

Reflecting on all sorts of situations and sufferings of sentient beings,
One might comprehend that all sentient beings have common nature.
It has nothing to do with forms and shapes, but simply immeasurable.
Having entered this reality it is plain to see that self is an illusive idea.


Reflecting on all sorts of situations that sentient beings go through, and thereby appreciate the similarity of basic nature of all sentient beings. Mind of sentient beings cannot be confined by shapes, nor measured. As one comprehends its boundlessness it is only natural for one to simultaneously see through the illusive nature of the notion of a self.

Written in Chinese and translated on July 10, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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