Short Cut to Emancipation

Yutang Lin

All thoughts that arose in one's mind
   Be it about this or about that
Should all be recognized thoroughly as one's grasping
And hence instantaneously renounced
Keeping in mind only
Dharma teachings and practices
So as to enlighten oneself as well as others

All devious routes had been blocked off
Only the practice path remains
Isn't this a short cut

A short cut still needs to be traversed step by step
Do not mistakenly think that there were
Some tricks to gain without efforts

Written in Chinese and translated on December 20, 2009
El Cerrito, California

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