Beyond Fighting Back

Yutang Lin

Realizing that fighting back is born of grasping to self,
No longer interested in repeating the failed path of old.
All manners of sentient beings in a boundless universe
Are roaming freely like clouds in mind of compassion.


    Worldly situations are often like gatherings of hostile creditors;
    Fighting back to each other in endless turns, all sunk in misery.
    Practice Dharma to reduce grasping so one gradually wakes up.
    Let others act as they wish in the openness of limitless oneness.

Written in Chinese on November 3, 2003
Translated on November 4, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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