Sunday, November 9, 2008

Only Mind: Takuan

Loneliness is the perfume of ego,
the price to pay for confusing emptiness
with a non-existent subject.

Separation is the noise of ego,
mistaking luminosity
as objects.

Dismember the non-existent skandas,
squeeze them out,
and drink the nectar of self-liberation.

Only then, Mind will shine radiantly,
and Bliss and freedom
will become your companions.

Ambush the five thieves,
in the dark of the night,
and cut their throats silently.

Then consciousness will turn
into awareness, and the thieves
will become your servants.

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