Self-determined Significance

Yutang Lin

What's the meaning of one's life-long dedication?
Such intention cannot be disturbed by criticisms.
On right path hard to recognize, one walks alone,
Always at ease in absence of attention and glory.


The significance of one's life-long dedication to a chosen path should be self-determined. Outsiders' views and criticisms fall short of the essence. As one's conscience stays clear upon reflections, one naturally remains at ease constantly. Single-mindedly and whole-heartedly from beginning till end, one stays far away from worries and sorrows.

Written in Chinese on April 2, 2004
Translated on April 3, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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