—Poems by Upasika Hsieh Ping-ying translated by Bhiksuni Heng Ch'ih.  This is the last in a series of poems written by Upasika Hsieh during her one-week period of total isolation at Gold Mountain. The series has been translated by Bhiksunis Heng Yin and Heng Ch'ih.

Personal Exhortation

I haven't much time left in this world.

If I don't cultivate now, what will become of me?

To save myself and rescue others is my vast vow.

Never again will I fall into the bitter river of love.