Embracing Not Knowing

Yutang Lin

Knowledge is far too limited;
Not knowing remains infinite.
Why always look for answers?
Just settle with what is present.


How could understanding ever exhaust
Layer over layer of secrets in universe?
Life and energy so scanty and transient;
Why keep looking for more knowledge?
Seeing beyond vanity, no need to bother.
Accommodate to settle with the present.
To merge into union with Dharmadhatu
First stop seeking tangible explanations.

Written in Chinese and translated on February 2, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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