Yutang Lin

Life incessantly drifts away
Dharma wheel incessantly turns around
Only by abiding one's mind in accordance with Dharma
Can one incessantly make progress on the enlightenment path

Grasping to one's own view as self-righteously correct
Even though supported by strong arguments
As soon as it is not solely with regard to Dharma
One couldn't help falling off by self-limitations

Reflecting upon such deluded stray wayward
Render one more aware of the necessity
To open up one's mind and perspectives
To center upon the enlightenment of all sentient beings
Only then could one advance without wasting
This transient and minute but very precious human life

Written in Chinese and translated on December 13, 2010
El Cerrito, California

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