自限 林钰堂

偏私的心念
出乎愚迷
看不清世上
岂有谁能使私心贯彻
变化万千的世局
哪是一介微淼所能掌控

偏私的意图
明眼看来
只是无益于自他的自限

修行佛法者要认清
只有大公无私
才能自他普济
早点从迷私中觉醒
无有存心地从事修行吧


                     二〇〇八年五月九日
                     养和斋   于加州


Self-limitation Yutang Lin

Thoughts of self-interests
Born of ignorant delusion
Failed to see clearly that in the world
How could anyone let selfish intentions prevail
Scenes of the world that evolve in myriad ways
How could those be manipulated by a tiny self

Intentions biased by self-interests
Seen by a clear eye
Are merely self-limitations that benefits no one

Dharma practitioners should recognize clearly
That only universal fairness without partiality
Can benefit oneself and others equally
Wake up from attachments to one's self sooner
And practice Dharma free from intentions


Written in Chinese on June 15, 2008
At San Francisco Airport
Translated on August 8, 2008
El Cerrito, California


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