Away from Worldly Tangles

Yutang Lin

Worldly inclinations have not yet died out,
Buddha sprouts could hardly spring forth.
To attain solid realization of enlightenment
Treasure time and stay away from tangles.


Time incessantly passed, and as it passed there is no way to bring it back. While worldly tangles have not been severed both body and mind are pulled and bound. Whether Buddha sprouts can spring forth and grow, it all depends on continuous cultivation and practice. Remain in solitude to engage in Dharma practices and activities diligently so that in the long run real attainment of enlightenment will be feasible.

Written in Chinese on May 6, 2005
Translated on May 8, 2005
El Cerrito, California

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