April 12, 2010

12.
Colors blind the eye.
Sounds deafen the ear.
Flavors numb the taste.
Thoughts weaken the mind.
Desires wither the heart.
The Master observes the world
but trusts his inner vision.
he allows things to come and go.
His heart is open as the sky.
For those who’ve been studying yogic philosophy with
me over the years, you’ll note how closely this Taoist
thinking merges with Patanjali Yoga-Sutra —
and the closing line has a tantric feel —
“heart open as the sky” is so similar to the aspect of
Shiva that is “spacious as the sky…”

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