09 April 2010

The Fool

1.

By nature my mind is empty.
Even in sleep, I am awake.
I think of things without thinking.

All my impressions of the world
Have dissolved.

2.

My desires have melted away.

So what do I care for money
Or the thieving senses,
For friends or knowledge or holy books?

3.

Liberation,
Bondage,
What are they to me?

What do I care for freedom?

For I have known God,
The infinite Self,
The witness of all things.

4.

Without, a fool.
Within, free of thought.

I do as I please,
And only those like me
Understand my ways.