09 April 2010

Stillness

1.

All things arise,
Suffer change,
And pass away.

This is their nature.

When you know this,
Nothing perturbs you,
Nothing hurts you.

You become still.

It is easy.

2.

God made all things.
There is only God.

When you know this,
Desire melts away.

Clinging to nothing,
You become still.

3.

Sooner or later,
Fortune or misfortune
May befall you.

When you know this,
You desire nothing,
You grieve for nothing.

Subduing the senses,
You are happy.

4.

Whatever you do
Brings joy or sorrow,
Life or death.

When you know this,
You may act freely,
Without attachment.

For what is there to accomplish?

5.

All sorrow comes from fear.
From nothing else.

When you know this,
You become free of it,
And desire melts away.

You become happy,
And still.

6.

“I am not the body,
Nor is the body mine.
I am awareness itself.”

When you know this,
You have no thought
For what you have done,
Or left undone.

You become one,
Perfect and indivisible.

7.

“I am in all things,
From Brahma to a blade of grass.”

When you know this,
You have no thought
For success or failure,
Or the mind’s inconstancy.

You are pure.
You are still.

8.

The world with all its wonders
Is nothing.

When you know this,
Desire melts away.

For you are awareness itself.

When you know in your heart
That there is nothing,
You are still.