Why grasping to this?

Yutang Lin

Compassionate pity for deluded grasping, with awareness that advice won't be heed,
Occasionally attempting to wake them up, purposely propose the following question,
All phenomena are flowing and changing, and the universe so vast in time and space,
Why are you grasping to this so tight, without any thought of release and relaxation?


Each one grasps to something; 'tis difficult to comprehend of releasing it.
More advice tends to increase the grasping more; better not to stir it often.
Compassionate pity never ceases; occasionally put a question to help waken.
Waiting for them to reflect on the grasping and attain harmony in letting go.

Written in Chinese and translated on March 29, 2007
El Cerrito, California

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