Public Benefits

Yutang Lin

Practicing and propagating Dharma is
Solely for the salvation of all sentient beings
Hence as a matter of public benefits
It will be supported by many who could appreciate its significances

Matters of public benefits
Could not be advanced or stopped by a few persons' views
Hence, whenever interferences or hindrances arise
No need to fight over personal grasping
Simply switch to others with views in concord for support
And that would do

As to carrying on Dharma activities
It should not be procrastinated by one's personal views
When one is unwilling or unable to carry it out right away
It should be handed over to capable others to carry on

Constantly remember that Dharma is a career of public benefits
Lest selfish intentions and personal views become hindrances
That harms oneself as well as all others

Precisely because practicing and propagating Dharma is a matter of public benefits
Therefore the Right Teachings will surely spread widely forever

Written in Chinese on August 7, 2009
Translated on August 8, 2009
El Cerrito, California

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