Self-limitation Yutang Lin

Thoughts of self-interests
Born of ignorant delusion
Failed to see clearly that in the world
How could anyone let selfish intentions prevail
Scenes of the world that evolve in myriad ways
How could those be manipulated by a tiny self

Intentions biased by self-interests
Seen by a clear eye
Are merely self-limitations that benefits no one

Dharma practitioners should recognize clearly
That only universal fairness without partiality
Can benefit oneself and others equally
Wake up from attachments to one's self sooner
And practice Dharma free from intentions

Written in Chinese on June 15, 2008
At San Francisco Airport
Translated on August 8, 2008
El Cerrito, California

[Home][Back to list][Back to Chinese versions]