Realizing Guru's Grace

Yutang Lin

Guru entered Nirvana but has never ceased teaching;
His absence in the flesh rendered real intentions seen.
While strenuously upholding heavy load of salvation
Real appreciation of the grace of lineage arose in me.


Guru had entered Nirvana, but his teaching did not stop with it. Whenever important juncture arose he would appear to me to give instructions. Once Guru's fleshy body disappeared, people around him started to reveal their true behaviors. Had Guru still remained in the flesh there would be no way to find out such real intentions. Therefore, entering Nirvana is also a skillful way for the Guru to continue his teachings. While endeavoring to sustain the lamp for the path I realized the circumstances and difficulties that Guru encountered, and thereby truly appreciated the grace of the Guru.

Written in Chinese on December 6, 2003
Translated on December 10, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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