Should Work Harder

Yutang Lin

Deep sufferings and drastic calamities shot up frequently.
Wished to avert enraged waves and yet lacked the power.
At junctures of hardships one should not regress in distress.
A Bodhisattva's perseverance will be even more prominent!


In view of the profoundness of sufferings and the frequency of calamities in the world, some practitioner would raise the thought of giving up or regress. In light of the great Bodhi mind, gatherings of sufferings should be the causal conditions for a Dharma practitioner to make even more strenuous efforts. Endless salvation is to guide beings from within transmigration to liberation from sufferings, but not to escape from the world for personal immunity.

Written in Chinese and translated on January 13, 2005
El Cerrito, California

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