Maintaining Purity

Yutang Lin

Pure mind without thoughts is close to original state.
One's thought of first priority leads the course of life.
Going through worldly affairs, don't chase after them.
Maintaining purity would cultivate open-mindedness.


Any thought held to be of the first priority
Would yield karma to set the course of life.
To gain experiences without sowing regret,
Keep a pure mind under all circumstances.

Written in Chinese and translated on September 2, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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