Let It Be

Yutang Lin

As if came and as if gone, when will one attain such state?
Let it come and let it go, one can practice at this juncture.
Neither welcoming, nor resistance, nor temporary tarry,
As soon as one's intentions cease there will be tranquility.


Tathagata (As if came) even though difficult to attain, "let it come" is within scope of practice. As if gone, no need to worry; let it go, one stays off sorrows. As such, nothing to grasp; with ideas, problems arise. If there were not even one idea, where would entanglements be? Picking on things as they come, only upon awakening to such folly will there be tranquility.

Written in Chinese and translated on August 11, 2005
El Cerrito, California



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