Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Realized


7.1
For one whose search has ended,
who is free of sorrow, who is free in every way,
who is liberated from all bonds,
the fever of life as broken.

7.2
The Awakened One moves on
and delights in no place.
Like a swan migrating from lake to lake,
he abandons every home.

7.3
One who know the source of food
has no desire to hoard it.
Realizing emptiness, he is free and unconditioned.
Like a bird in flight,
his movements leave no trace.

7.4
One whose desires are extinguished
cares nothing even for food.
Realizing emptiness, he is free and unconditioned.
Like a bird in flight,
his movements leave no trace.

7.5
To one who controls his senses
as a charioteer controls his horses,
who is free of pride and obsessions,
even the gods pay homage.

7.6
Accepting as the ground of earth,
anchored as the gatepost of a city,
tranquil as a pond free of silt – for such a one,
wandering through birth and death is finished.

7.7
His thoughts are stilled.
His words are stilled.
His work has come to an end.
He has realized perfection.

7.8
One who has realized the uncreated Void
has no need of faith and belief.
He has severed all bonds, broken all links,
and completely let go.
He is indeed supreme among men.

7.9
Whether village or forest, valley or mountain,
the Awakened One delights in where he is.

7.10
He delights in forests other people shun.
Free of preferences and passion,
he delights in everything.