Saturday, March 4, 2017

Awareness


2.1
Awareness is the domain of no-death.
Delusion is the domain of death.
One who abides in Awareness cannot die.
One who abides in delusion remains dead.

2.2
The wise, knowing Awareness,
rejoicing in Awareness,
abide with delight in the domain of the great.

2.3
The wise – earnest in meditation,
Self-remembered, absorbed in Awareness –
realize boundless Nirvana,
and secure the peace of freedom.

2.4
Glory grows fro one who is energetic, self-remembered,
considerate, restrained, selfless, mindful,
and who lives Dhamma.

2.5
The wise, through energy and mindfulness,
earnestness and restraint,
become an island no flood can submerge.

2.6
The foolish abandon themselves to delusion.
The wise treasure only Awareness.

2.7
Do not succumb to delusion.
Do not devote your energy to desire.
Aware and self-remembered,
the wise are content and fulfilled.

2.8
The sage, his ignorance dissolved in Awareness,
abides sorrowless at the summit of insight,
and looks upon the deluded, sorrowing masses,
as one gazing from a mountaintop
on the valley below.

2.9
Aware among the deluded,
awake among the sleeping,
the sage moves effortlessly to the fore,
like a racehorse running with nags.

2.10
With Awareness, Indra became supreme among gods.
Awareness is ever revered.
Delusion is ever rejected.

2.11
The seeker who reveres Awareness and rejects delusion
becomes like a fire,
burning through the fetters of bondage.

2.12
The seeker who reveres Awareness and rejects delusion
cannot fail.
Nirvana is ever near.