Not Seeing One's Own Grasping

Yutang Lin

Others' movements hither or thither are all criticized,
Not realizing that it stems from one's grasping deep.
To a mind as empty as sky without presumed views,
Others' dashing thither or hither all seems acceptable.

One holding prejudices tends to criticize whatever others' are doing without realizing that the problems stem from the depth of one's own grasping. To a mind that had transcended the bondage of predetermined views whatever comes along is most of the time considered as acceptable, and hence the peace of no hassle prevails.

Written in Chinese and translated on December 21, 2005
El Cerrito, California

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