On High Waves

Light on the Path

Stand alone and isolated,
because nothing that is embodied
nothing that is conscious of separation,
nothing that is out of the eternal,
can aid you.

Learn from sensation, and observe it
because only so can you sense
the science of self-knowledge,
and plant your foot
on the first step of the ladder.
Grow as the flower grows - unconsciously,
but eagerly anxious to open its soul to the air.

So must you press forward
to open your soul to the eternal,
but it must the eternal
that draws forth your strength and beauty,
not desire for growth.
For, in the one case,
You develop in the luxuriance of purity;
in the other, you harden
by the forcible passion for personal status.