Dharmadhatu Mind

Yutang Lin

One person, so minute
One lifetime, brief as lightning
No matter how diligent
What can be accomplished is too limited

In light of these facts
What can Dharma practices accomplish
To escape from transmigration
    How could beginningless past karmic debts be cleared
Attaining enlightenment and saving all beings
    Certainly sound like babbles of an ignorant dreamer

Therefore, believing in Buddha and engaging in Dharma practices
One need to make sure that one comprehends the Dharmadhatu Mind
    Dharmadhatu is originally boundless and limitless
    Dharmadhatu is originally in oneness
As long as one believes deeply in this without doubts
All Dharma activities are functions of the whole Dharmadhatu
And hence beginningless past karma can be extinguished
Countless sentient beings can be universally helped and saved
Ten Directions and Three Times have neither boundaries nor barriers
Bodhi aspirations and activities prevail everywhere forever

To the arising of any limited mind and view
A Dharma practitioner should know to pity oneself
How could one, for such a trifle, renounce
    Buddha's Dharmakaya, Buddha's compassion and Buddha's wisdom

Written in Chinese and translated on August 26, 2009
El Cerrito, California

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yutang Lin"
To: "Dharma Friends"
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:45 AM
Subject: Dharmadhatu Mind

This morning when I performed Powa in the cemetery I strongly sensed that all our Dharma practices, if done without a deep comprehension of Dharmadhatu Mind, i.e., a deep understanding that the Dharmadhatu is originally boundless, limitless and in oneness, then they are so minute and useless. So I pointed out this fundamental point for all.

New work in Chinese and English are attached.

May all beings attain Enlightenment soon!


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