Mind as Cemetery

Yutang Lin

Worldly discussions and considerations
Receive no response on cemetery ground.

Sounds of wind or birds do not cease in silence,
But come gradually in the rhythm of nature.

Let minds of practitioners be like cemeteries,
Not stirred by worldly commotions, nor floating on dusty winds.

Let purity emerge and expand naturally, and let,
In plain and solid daily behaviors, wisdom and compassion reveal!

Written in Chinese and translated on August 12, 2006
El Cerrito, California

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