09 April 2010

The Boundless Ocean

1.

I am the boundless ocean.

This way and that,
The wind, blowing where it will,
Drives the ship of the world.

But I am not shaken.

2.

I am the unbounded deep
In whom the waves of all worlds
Naturally rise and fall.

But I do not rise or fall.

3.

I am the infinite deep
In whom all the worlds
Appear to rise.

Beyond all form,
Forever still.

Even so am I.

4.

I am not in the world.
The world is not in me.

I am pure.
I am unbounded.

Free from attachment,
Free from desire,
Still.

Even so am I.

5.

O how wonderful!

I am awareness itself,
No less.

The world is a magic show!

But in me,
There is nothing to embrace,
And nothing to turn away.