Caring about Others Yutang Lin

Caring about others
Only then is the beginning of one's own salvation

Always deeply engulfed in thoughts about oneself
Road is blind, mind is ever narrower and heavier

Having others in sight, caring about others
Mind's eye opened, mind's space widened

Others' situations and circumstances, similar to one's own
Empathy rises
Driving us to extend an ardent heart through a helping hand

One's own situations and circumstances, similar to others'
Thus reduced one's complaints and indulgence in grievances

If you would like this life to be less confined and more zestful
Start with caring about others

Written in Chinese and translated on September 10, 2008
El Cerrito, California

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