This world is in darkness.
How few have eyes to see!
How few the birds
Who escape the net and fly to heaven!

Swans rise and fly toward the sun.
What magic!
So do the pure conquer the armies of illusion
And rise and fly.


To defeat desire and escape Samsara is a rare thing, as this passage illustrates. While that may be the ultimate goal, all I strive to do day-to-day is to be mindful, be kind to others, and listen.