Difficult to Transcend

Yutang Lin

Time and opportunities
    Are fleeting by seconds

Matters of nickels and pennies
    Are fought over as a must

Views and capacity shallow
    Great fool seems smart

Transcending transmigration difficult
    Unaware of the root problem—grasping to Self

Reactions based on grasping to appearances
    Knitting foggy delusions

Clarity of absence of Self
    When will it dawn and present

Written in Chinese and translated on April 24, 2008
El Cerrito, California

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