Passing Peacefully

Yutang Lin

Don't wait till impermanence is in front of your face
To realize that all entanglements are delusive and vain.
Whatever ways others are taking won't bother you a bit,
Simply abide in the purity that is beyond worldly affairs.


In the world there are much fuss and fury. People run after their preferences and suffer because of their attachments. Upon the arrival of impermanence all matters just fade away as smokes and clouds disperse. Awake sooner; don't chase after changes in environment. Dharmadhatu is so expansive, without limits and ending; why should one grasp to this or that alone? Be content with original purity and pass your life in worry-free state of mind.

Written in Chinese and translated on February 6, 2005
El Cerrito, California

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