While reading some Budding posts, I was reminded of a poem by Kabir, I Said to This Wanting-Creature Inside Me.
I said to the wanting-creature inside me:
What is this river you want to cross?
There are no travelers on the river-road, and no road.
Do you see anyone moving about on that bank, or nesting?
There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman.
There is no tow rope either, and no one to pull it.
There is no ground, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford!
And there is no body, and no mind!
Do you believe there is some place that will make the soul less thirsty?
In that great absence you will find nothing.
Be strong then, and enter into your own body;
there you have a solid place for your feet.
Think about it carefully!
Don’t go off somewhere else!
So, Kabir says, just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are.
I have already posted here today, but I felt another wouldn’t do any particular harm. I don’t advertise my religious beliefs here—not to say the Buddhism is really a religion— , but I have been a practising Buddhist since 1980—but we are all born Buddhas, so it must have been longer. Since this is my sex blog, there is little place for Buddhist talk—unless, perhaps, I wish to discuss Tantric traditions or some such. Maybe another day. In any case, I thought the message had some relevance to her posts.
As I have mentioned, I have several blogs—whether personal, political, or psychological, but this is my anonymous blog. It is where I feel free to express my Shadow self without reprisal. Of course, this does not mean without judgment, as I have recieved judgments—for better and for worse—by visitors, both privately via email and through comments. These things are acceptable. Thankfully, everyone has a right to their opinion. This is where I voice mine.