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douglas scotney

Veteran Poet - 2,548 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Meditation: -fore and -after


A respected householder asked a teacher,
'Once we are aware
will we know from where we arise
and therefore know ourselves
and know ourselves thereafter? '

The sage replied,
'We cannot know ourselves
without knowing from where we arise,
cannot be aware
without being aware.

'Once aware,
we will know from where we arise.
Therefore we will know ourselves
and know ourselves thereafter.'

Submitted: Sunday, October 06, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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on the question 'What is that by knowing which everything else becomes known? ' Mundaka Upanishad.

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