Mind One's Own Steps

Yutang Lin

Favors and grudges among human beings form delusive fogs.
Incessant calculations and comparisons cast dizzy confusions.
Concentrate on Dharma practices and mind one's own steps.
Dharmadhatu is clear and peaceful for one to enjoy simplicity.


Constantly ponder on favors and grudges, or criticize and evaluate people and their affairs, would cast clouds of worries and fogs of delusion over one's life and render the sky gloomy and the sun dark. Mind only Dharma practices and aspire solely toward enlightenment for all beings, the sun of wisdom would shine everywhere and the Dharmadhatu would remain clear and bright. Mind abides in Dharma and uses every situation as an opportunity for advancement in Dharma practice; such simplicity is free from entanglements and full of tranquility and peaceful harmony.

Written in Chinese and translated on February 18, 2005
El Cerrito, California

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