Tuesday, May 9, 2017

know all things to be like this






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Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.
 

Know all things to be like this:
As the moon in a bright sky
In some clear lake reflected,
Though to that lake the moon has never moved.
 

Know all things to be like this:
As an echo that derives
From music, sounds, and weeping,
Yet in that echo is no melody.
 

Know all things to be like this:
As a magician makes illusions
Of horses, oxen, carts and other things,
Nothing is as it appears.



–Samadhiraja (Moon Lamp) Sutra




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