Wisdom & Life Journey

 

HOW CAN A TROUBLED MIND UNDERSTAND THE WAY?
IF A MAN IS DISTURBED, HE WILL NEVER BE FILLED WITH KNOWLEDGE.

AN UNTROUBLED MIND, NO LONGER SEEKING TO CONSIDER
WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG,
A MIND BEYOND JUDGMENTS, WATCHES AND UNDERSTANDS.

KNOW THAT THE BODY IS A FRAGILE JAR, AND MAKE A CASTLE OF YOUR MIND.
IN EVERY TRIAL, LET UNDERSTANDING FIGHT FOR YOU
TO DEFEND WHAT YOU HAVE WON.

FOR SOON THE BODY IS DISCARDED.
THEN WHAT DOES IT FEEL?
A USELESS LOG OF WOOD, IT LIES ON THE GROUND.
THEN WHAT DOES IT KNOW?

YOUR WORST ENEMY CANNOT HARM YOU AS MUCH AS YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, UNGUARDED.
BUT ONCE MASTERED,NO ONE CAN HELP YOU AS MUCH.........
NOT EVEN YOUR FATHER OR YOUR MOTHER.

THE FRAGRANCE OF SANDALWOOD OR ROSEBAY DOES NOT TRAVEL FAR.
BUT THE FRAGRANCE OF VIRTUE RISES TO THE HEAVENS.

DESIRE NEVER CROSSES THE PATH OF VIRTUOUS AND WAKEFUL MEN.
THEIR BRIGHTNESS SETS THEM FREE.

HOW SWEETLY THE LOTUS GROWS IN THE LITTER OF THE WAYSIDE.
ITS PURE FRAGRANCE DELIGHTS THE HEART

FOLLOW THE AWAKENED AND FROM AMONG THE BLIND
THE LIGHT OF YOUR WISDOM WILL SHINE OUT PURELY.

IF THE TRAVELER CANNOT FIND MASTER OR FRIEND TO GO WITH HIM,
LET HIM TRAVEL ON ALONE RATHER THAN WITH A FOOL FOR COMPANY.

WHO SHALL CONQUER THIS WORLD AND THE WORLD OF DEATH WITH ALL ITS GODS?
WHO SHALL DISCOVER THE SHINING WAY OF THE LAW?

YOU SHALL, EVEN AS THE MAN WHO SEEKS FLOWERS
FINDS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, THE RAREST.

UNDERSTAND THAT THE BODY IS MERELY THE FOAM OF A WAVE,
THE SHADOW OF A SHADOW.
SNAP THE FLOWER ARROWS OF DESIRE AND THEN, UNSEEN,
ESCAPE THE KING OF DEATH....AND TRAVEL ON.

THE BEE GATHERS NECTAR FROM THE FLOWER WITHOUT MARRING ITS BEAUTY OR PERFUME.
SO LET THE MASTER SETTLE, AND WANDER

LOOK TO YOUR OWN FAULTS, WHAT YOU HAVE DONE OR LEFT UNDONE.
OVERLOOK THE FAULTS OF OTHERS.

LIKE A LOVELY FLOWER, BRIGHT BUT SCENTLESS, ARE THE FINE BUT EMPTY WORDS
OF THE MAN WHO DOES NOT MEAN WHAT HE SAYS.

LIKE A LOVELY FLOWER, BRIGHT AND FRAGRANT,
ARE THE FINE AND TRUTHFUL WORDS OF THE MAN WHO MEANS WHAT HE SAYS.
LIKE GARLANDS WOVEN FROM A HEAP OF FLOWERS,
FASHION FROM YOUR LIFE AS MANY GOOD DEEDS.

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