Wisdom of No Self

Yutang Lin

Even though the original intention altruistic be,
Tinged with prejudice renders matters inactive.
No suitable solution matching from right or left,
Inferior to an open mind that accommodates all.


With intentions unsound, such cases not worth mentioning. Although with good intentions, whenever grasping arose, hindrances ensued. Causing others' responses to be scarcely adequate. Good will remained incommunicable; instead people became stagnant within grasping to forms and appearances. Living in the world with an open mind, always accommodate to the situation and feelings. Auspicious harmony permeates, and one gets along well with the evolution of circumstances.

Written in Chinese on April 18, 2004
Translated on April 19, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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