PRIMORDIAL CLARITY BEYOND WORDS/THOUGHTS
ORIGINAL CHILD-LIKE BEING OF THE PREGNANT VIRGIN
CHOICELESS CHOICE & PATHLESS PATH
TAO’D LIFE IS ALL
"Oh like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free."
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When there is no past, when there is no future,
only then is there peace.
Future means aspirations,
achievement, goal, ambition, desire.
You cannot be here now,
you are always rushing for something,
then there is peace.
because life knows only one time,
and that is the present.
The past is death;
the future is just a projection of the dead past.
You think in terms of the past, that's what you know,
and you project it - of course in a better way.
all the pains have been dropped
and only the pleasures have been chosen,
but it is the past.
To be in the present is to be alive, optimum --
and that is renewal.
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Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.
Translation by Stephen Mitchell.
for Bird on a Wire Lyrics