所知太有限 林钰堂

何事能掌控? 无知可有穷?
洞明终不解, 豁然得开通。
出离俗见丛, 昔执顿失踪。
余生护菩提, 慈悯恆敲钟。

小跋

觉悟个人之「所知」远逊于其「所不知」,因而得以出离对自我之执着。遂作此诗,愿有缘者同蒙法益。

                     一九九八年八月十三日
                     养和斋    于加州



Known Too Limited

Known Too Limited


----- Original Message -----
From: "Yutang Lin"
To: "Dharma Friends"
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 9:48 AM
Subject: One More Poem in Calligraphy_翰墨一首:所知太有限

Both calligraphy and original work files attached.
拙书及原始档案均附呈。

Attain Enlightenment Soon!
祝早成佛!

Yutang
钰堂


Known Too Limited Yutang Lin

What can be controlled?
Is there a limit to unknown?
Seeing clearly no grasping eventually,
Suddenly open up completely.
Out of the bush of worldly views,
Old attachments at once disappear.
Guarding Bodhi for the time remaining,
Out of compassion keep the bell ringing.

Comments:

Awaking to the fact that what is known is incomparable to what is unknown, and thereby renounce attachment to one's self-centeredness. Thus this poem was composed; may readers share the benefits of understanding this Dharma teaching.

Written in Chinese: August 13, 1998
Translated: August 15, 1999
El Cerrito, California


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