Dharma Practice

Yutang Lin

At birth not even a thread we brought with
At death could we carry along even a trace
Seeing clearly that it is just a run of empty
If there is still anything left over
Only deluded and ignorant grasping

Whatever you are doing
It amounts only to a Dharma practice on mind's paths

Awaken to this comprehension sooner
And practice your mind and actions well
Lest you will waste one more run
In the endless cycles of transmigration

Written in Chinese on March 9, 2008
Translated on March 10, 2008
El Cerrito, California

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