Nothing to Be Proud of

Yutang Lin

What one knows too scanty, and life fragile;
High or low, right or wrong, really matters?
Nothing to be proud of, yet one couldn't see.
Ignorant attitude still awaits self-awakening.


Knowing one's ignorance, and comprehending life's fragility, then there is nothing to be proud of, but only humble and harmonious attitude remains. Delusively grasping to rigid views, and haggling over trifling variations, when view expanded to the Dharmadhatu, how much difference is there? Arrogant behaviors or ignorant attitudes had better be tolerated and yielded to so as to wait for their self-awakening. The critical juncture of senility, sickness or death would soon arrive; when barbaric inconsideration could no longer prevail, that would be the opportunity for awakening.

Written in Chinese on January 13, 2004
Translated on January 19, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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