Learning to finally let go!
Bound to the wheel of transient phenomena
Spinning unconsciously in the web of life
Is it not natural to be carried away?
In the warm comfort of a good life
The pleasant pride of possession
The anger of unmet expectation
And the pain of sudden dissipation
Can anyone be blamed for this piquant attachment?
But slowly; the murky water clears
And slowly, the transcendent truth appears
All things are dependent; and all things change
Clinging to a selected few; is the only root of pain
Difficult it may be, to accept and fathom; but yet wholly true
There is no real I, sitting behind my viewing eyes
There is no lingering me; nor a persistent mine
Oh! striving mind! Once you see this as the transcendent truth
The conceptual wall of self, crumbles; the mirage of self- made pain ends
And the fountain of love and compassion, overflows and transcends
Slowly and tardily; I now understand this truth
Slowly and tardily I fill my pot with this eternal love
Slowly I aim for the boundless compassion
Slowly may I even yearn for this ultimate bliss!