单纯自心 林钰堂

见解复杂徒自扰,世情运转又奈何?
单纯自心容易过,解脱萌芽在此端。

遇事皆有一大堆见解,除了自扰、自苦及自以为是,岂曾奈何世事的运转及迁变?看透此点,何如单纯自心,容易过日子?解脱之起点在于了悟这一点,而自愿减免心思。

二○○五年四月十四日 养和斋    于加州


Simplify One's Mind Yutang Lin

Holding complicated views would vainly cause self-perplexing.
How could that affect the cruise and course of worldly affairs?
Simplify one's mind would make life easier to pass for all sides.
Liberation would sprout from one's awakening to this fine point.

Comment:

Full of opinions at every turn of circumstances, besides self-perplexing, self-torturing and self-righteousness, could that ever put a dent in the evolution and course of worldly events? Realizing this, why not simplify one's mind and pass the days in an easier manner? The germination of liberation lies in one's comprehension of this point and subsequent willingness to reduce or refrain from mental elaborations.

Written in Chinese on April 14, 2005
Translated on April 25, 2005
El Cerrito, California