念传承恩     林钰堂  

 

人身非永存 法脉何以续
世间忙温饱 谁肯弃营谋
慈悲护苦众 传法渡有缘
而今得值佛 当体祖师心

 

二○一九年十二月十五日
养和斋     于加州

 

 

Gratitude to Lineage Grace

 

Yutang Lin

 

Human bodies last not forever;
How could Dharma lineage linger?

People are all busy for living better;
Who would renounce such endeavor?

Protecting suffering beings out of compassion;
Propagating Dharma to recipients ready and willing.

Now we have the good fortune to learn Dharma,
Appreciation of patriarchs′ kindness is due to ensue.

 

Written in Chinese and translated into English on December 15, 2019
El Cerrito, California