非关乎「我」 林钰堂

佛法精髓在「无我」;解脱非关「我」如何。
眼前有情每多苦;却待心开方涉怀!
藩篱消逝自闲静;悄然任运和柔行。
习性宿植纵难改,顺机指路详叮咛。


                       一九九八年六月三日  
                       养和斋   于加州



Irrelevant to "Self"

Irrelevant to "Self"


Irrelevant to "Self" Yutang Lin

The marrow of Buddhist teachings lies in "non-self";
Liberation is irrelevant to how "oneself" is.
Sentient beings before ones eyes are mostly in suffering;
And yet only after the mind opens they become of concern.
Since the fence faded away it is naturally peaceful and quiet;
Floating along unobtrusively in harmonious and tender ways.
Even though deep-rooted habits and propensities are hard to alter,
According to circumstances, carefully point out the path in many words.


Written in Chinese: June 3, 1998
Translated: August 12, 1999
El Cerrito, California


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