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LIFE IS A TORRENT
by Liu Changle (1951 - )
English translation: Miao Guang and Zhi Yue

If you are afraid of the torrent of life, always wanting to get away, it means you are clinging to it.

The more you struggle with the torrents, the greater the resistance you will encounter. You should blend in with the torrent of life by following the conditions in all situations. Let causes and effects speak for themselves.

In this way, you will be able to survive and win yourself more space

Life is a torrent. We must first recognize the insignificance and vulnerability of this human body in order to “rise from despair.” By facing our fear and death with courage, and accomplishing our missions in this chaotic world, we can live the life that must be lived.

── from Liu Changle Yu Hsing Yun Dashi De Duihua (Dialogue Between Liu Changle and Venerable Master Hsing Yun)