Bound by Grasping

Yutang Lin

Hands grasping to something could hardly apply.
Mind holding preconceptions would react stiffly.
People choosing fixed views run into arguments.
Only by letting go could things stream smoothly.


With things on one's hands it is difficult to do other things. With matters in one's mind one becomes slow and dull in reacting. With fixed views in one's head one readily runs into confrontations. Only need to understand to let go and things would flow smoothly and harmoniously.

Written in Chinese and translated on January 26, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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