Yutang Lin

All-knowing, who could attain?
Views only cause self-disturbing.
Rest in not knowing everything,
Attain liberation beyond knowing.


Human knowledge being limited, individual understanding is even more fragmentary.
Head-full of opinions increases worries, wishing to know all is just being ignorant.
It is only normal not to fully comprehend, at ease with what is known and live by.
Mind free from abiding seems ignorant, free from entanglements of views is enlightenment.

Written in Chinese and translated on January 10, 2006
El Cerrito, California

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