Let Others Be Happy

Yutang Lin

Most people in the world carry a worried face
Their countenance so tightened
Seldom revealed a beam of hearty smile

Intended to relieve such worldly sentiments
As matters arose one remained tolerant
  Refrained from uttering a few more words
  Voluntarily yielded a few more steps
  Renounced at once what one liked or preferred
So as to make others happy
And help others lift their spirits

Such intentions and approaches
Not only would foster warmth and harmony in the world
But also will enable the practitioners
To broaden their mind
And cultivate their compassionate sentiments

Most unwise are those
Entangled into one mass
Mutually adding sorrows and suffering to one another
  No way to have peace
  No time to rest well

Written in Chinese on September 11, 2010
Translated on September 12, 2010
El Cerrito, California

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