Mind of Embracing All Things

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Reading an early passage of the Kegon Sutra, I came across a poem by the Ho-E Bodhisattva which made me want to cry out, “How Wonderful!” Here it is:

Be free from subject and object,

Get away from dirtiness and cleanness.

Sometimes entangled and sometimes not,

I forget all relative knowledge:

My real wish is to enjoy all things with people.

This poem expresses so clearly what I am thinking about these days that I use it to explain my feelings to everyone I meet.

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