Going along with Impermanence

Yutang Lin

Dharma teaches impermanence and nothing could be grasped
And yet Buddhists wish for stability and smooth wish-fulfilling
As soon as some obstacles or accidents happen, they wonder why
Grasping to self-interests like this, how could great peace be attained

Flowing changes and broken dreams are norms of worldly life
Only minds set on suffering of sentient beings, and their enlightenment
Can transcend suffering, can find stability amid ocean of waves

Do not grasp deluded at an illusive notion of personal security
Go along with impermanence, care not for flowing changes
Only an immovable great mind can universally relieve all sufferings


Written in Chinese and translated on October 14, 2007
El Cerrito, California

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