切守真诚 林钰堂

莫谓搪塞人不知,真诚略失便自损。
修行于此慎着眼,宁舍一切守丹心。

小跋

要修护真诚,切忌以言词、举止搪塞。敷衍,人岂不察?更遑论自心真诚之漏失,岂易弥补复元?

                     一九九八年八月廿九日
                     养和斋    于加州


Do Abide in Sincerity Yutang Lin

Don't think that excuses will not be seen through;
Tiny violation of sincerity means wounding oneself.
In practicing the Dharma this is the key point to behold;
Rather disregard all the rest to safeguard the mind pure.

Comments:

To safeguard sincerity one should avoid making excuses or acting perfunctorily. How could perfunctory activities go undetected? Not to mention the leak of ones sincerity, could it be easily repaired back to wholeness?

Written in Chinese: August 29, 1998
Translated: August 16, 1999
El Cerrito, California


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