simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
THE INCOMPARABLE SECRET
The intoxicating, all-pervasive buzz is always there
like those cosmic rays still left over from the Big Bang.
And some days I just lean back, let myself go, and
float blissfully along,
savoring each sweet or bitter swallow of existence,
careening rapturously around my own stunned soul,
plastered with joy.
I can't fathom how I manage to stumble into paradise,
or why I perpetually seem to get banished from it.
But when, by chance, I do recover my witless way --
Astonishment! Gratitude! Freedom! Homecoming!
Wonderingly, I drink once more from the
Incomparable Secret --
that purest, rarest, Holiest Fountain,
the deathless Source of all I know, all
I love, all