In Total Devotion

Yutang Lin

With compassion that is equal to all beings for their predicaments,
Body, mind and speech immerse in activities in tune with Dharma,
In total devotion the Dharmadhatu merges into Limitless-Oneness,
As situations arise, one by one will be rescued through inspirations.


Great mind of Bodhi causally arose from certain particular conditions of some specific time and place; nevertheless, its pure essence of universal encompassment rests on no particular conditions of any specific time and space. Therefore, genuine germination of Bodhi mind must transcend particular elements and be rooted in the comprehensive compassion that is equal to all beings for the predicaments of their sufferings. For a Dharma practitioner to merge into Bodhi mind it takes a complete devotion of one's whole life so that all activities of one's mind, body and speech concentrate on the Dharma. Only in this way could one immerse into the salvation activities of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and then yield inconceivable salvation functions that transcend the limitations of time and space. Once such immersion is achieved, then, as situations arise, all sorts of miraculous inspiration simply occur, without the need to make special efforts case by case.

Written in Chinese and translated on June 23, 2007
El Cerrito, California

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