Universal Valentine

Yutang Lin

Great mercy born of oneness cares for all beings equally;
Unconditional compassion neglects none.
Variegated guidance given to meet recipients' conditions,
Completely different from worldly partial preferences.


Buddha's mercy extends equally to each and every being;
Buddha's compassion encompasses all without exception.
Personal feelings tie and bound into too narrow a sphere;
Thousand eyes and hands of Guan Yin render endless help.

Written in Chinese and translated on Valentine's Day of 2004
El Cerrito, California

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