Knowledge Bound

Yutang Lin

Human knowledge is ultimately very limited;
Beyond senses we don't have a way to probe.
Having swept ego away, original purity rises;
Transcending time and space is just effortless.


Modern developments in scientific technology are truly amazing. Nevertheless, human knowledge cannot go beyond the sphere of inferences based on data that are verifiable by our senses. Therefore, human knowledge cannot be expected to reach the true situation of original purity that is recovered only after all cognitive activities are abandoned and grasping to self is extinguished.

There are many levels of different spheres that are coextensive with our sensual sphere. Such other levels may be channeled only after mind has been purified to transcend the bondage of senses. The time and space coordinates do not even exist in such spheres.

Written in Chinese on November 7, 2003
Translated on November 8, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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