Great Gift

Yutang Lin

Helping others to renounce grasping is a gift of deep consideration.
Difficult to give advice, hence one behaves with no strings attached.
No way to compel, it flows according to causes and consequences.
As bending willows caress the lake, ripples gradually spread away.


Dharma joy of liberation reveals itself only after grasping vanished. No greater gift than to help others renounce grasping. Words could hardly awaken people; one simply behaves free from entanglements. No way to compel; do not add branches and leaves. Willows swing as winds arrive; ripples sketch the lake.

Written in Chinese on May 28, 2005
Taipei, Taiwan
Translated on June 6, 2005
El Cerrito, California

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