That takes honesty.
That takes a mystic’s mind that knows things through non-knowing.
That takes ignorance, in the form of borrowed knowledge.
so the heart of a wise person is unmoved by all the changes on this earth.
along with all our busy thoughts about earth, sea, and air;
go beyond itself, and be quite still;
and there be no speech, no sign:
“We did not make ourselves; he made us who abides forever” – imagine, then,
that they should say this and fall silent, listening to the very voice of him who made them
and not to that of his creation;
nor the clouds’ thunder, nor any symbol, but the very Self which in these things we love,
and go beyond ourselves to attain a flash of that eternal wisdom which abides above all things:
leaving behind all other sights and sounds but this one vision
which ravishes and absorbs and fixes the beholder in joy;
so that the rest of eternal life were like that moment of illumination which leaves us breathless:
Begin right and you are easy.
Continue easy and you are right.
The right way to go easy is to forget the right way,
and forget that the going is easy.
How calm the ocean, Towering the void.
When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much.
The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all being in the world.
Ordinary men discriminate amongst them and parade their discriminations before others.
When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere.
It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.
They can only give you answers.