Universal Approach

Yutang Lin

Recognize matters through discerning reasoning and follow carefully,
Without falling into criticisms that would only add confusions in vain.
As to sincerity and degree of involvement, each one has a certain share,
Causal consequences would naturally follow, no need to be worrisome.


When matters arose one should contemplate on various reasoning behind and following them, and then prudently act in accordance with the universal way. Guiding others is also mainly a matter of clarifying the reasoning behind things. Thus it involves no personal evaluation or criticism, and thereby avoids inconsequential arguing. As to the degree of sincerity and involvement of each individual in a given matter, how could those be judged or forced? Certain causal conditions would naturally yield certain consequences. Once this is understood, no need to be worrisome, one simply dedicates wholeheartedly all one's efforts toward wholesome paths.

Written in Chinese and translated on March 18, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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