Rest in Peace

Yutang Lin

From Nature you came,
To Nature you return;
Become one with the Universe,
So we are with you always!


While scattering cremated ashes in the air, on the ground or into water one may use this stanza to pacify the deceased. Simply comply with causal conditions, and then life and death is the same. Return to the limitless oneness of Dharmadhatu, and then the living and the deceased are in union.

Written on September 8, 2005  
El Cerrito, California

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