Clearly Seen

Yutang Lin

Each one has certain limitations; hence matters could not be forced.
When this truth is thoroughly comprehended, one becomes relaxed.
Of real help and benefits is diligent cultivation of meritorious deeds.
Always praying for all sentient beings would gradually attain peace.


Each one has different conditions and opportunities, and those are pretty difficult to change. Any efforts beyond pointing and reminding could be just a waste of energy and concern. This truth once clearly seen, one would go along with given conditions and become relaxed. Of real help and benefits are only meritorious deeds. Mind abiding in all sentient beings will gradually transcend worldly suffering and sorrows.

Written in Chinese on February 29, 2004
Translated on March 1, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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