良心问题 林钰堂

临终一切莫奈何,唯余自心是安否;
常观如是易出缠,修行得力守天良。

常观临终时之无可奈何,便易认清修行当着力之处。世事终归虚幻;存心宽厚可以利人安己,何乐而不居?

                       一九九八年十一月十四日
                       养和斋     于加州


A Matter of Conscience Yutang Lin

Facing death everything becomes helpless;
The only thing that still matters is peace of mind.
Constantly reflecting thus would ease disentangling;
Effective practice is to maintain original conscience.

Comment:

Often reflect on the helplessness of facing death, one would readily recognize how to apply efforts in practice. Worldly things eventually become illusive. A generous and earnest mind would benefit others and bring peace to oneself; how could one not enjoy abiding in it?

Written in Chinese: November 14, 1998
Translated: August 29, 1999
El Cerrito, California


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