Whose Arrangement

Yutang Lin

As to all affairs in the world
No one can completely control them
Claiming credits for something
Could not help giving others a sense of being arrogant

Evolution of Dharma-related opportunities and situations
Indeed behind what we can clearly sense and grasp
There are operations and arrangements by holy beings of Dharma
If one takes matters as can be determined personally
That simply illustrates the remainder of deluded grasping to self

For all inspirations and miracles
One should sincerely be grateful to blessings of Buddhas' grace
And not mistakenly regard oneself as of any capability
At most it was only the dedication of efforts for well-being of all beings
That had moved the holy beings into compassionate salvation

Only need to turn thoughts
From claiming credits to proclaiming merits
Of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma protectors
To have stepped one pace further
On the path of practicing to eliminate grasping to self

Written in Chinese and translated on October 16, 2009
El Cerrito, California

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