Forgiven and Forgotten

Yutang Lin

Forgiving, not because one regards oneself as superior to others,
But because one realizes that, as a tiny bit, there is nothing to be arrogant for.
Unwilling to forgive is right in the tight grip of the shackle of self-grasping.
Forgiven thoroughly, almost forgotten, no longer matters.

Written in Chinese and translated on September 8, 2006
El Cerrito, California

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