INSTANT EFFORTLESS EASE
ERASURE OF TALKING & THINKING
THE ALPHA/OMEGA OUROBOROS
ALL THAT IS
is losing your head.
After the petty ego
you then give up your life
and bear the calamity.
With this behind you, proceed:
Polish the ego's rust
from the mirror
of your self.
~ Fakhr al-Din Iraqi
from Love's Alchemy
translations by David and Sabrineh Fideler
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me,
within me, there’s something stronger –
something better, pushing right back.
from Retour à Tipasa, 1952
(Return to Tipasa, 1952)
with thanks to whiskey river
Those who are not, except that
They are no longer controlled by
Habit and reaction.
Do not impact Wu Hsin.
He is neither happy nor sad.
His happiness has a different aroma;
It is latent in his very being.
Instead, one realizes that
One is freedom itself.