In the Void

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I created this haiga in response to a poem by the Buddhist sage Milarepa presented as a haiku prompt on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Songs of Milarepa

Versatile are flying clouds, 
Yet from the sky they’re not apart. 
Mighty are the ocean’s waves, 
Yet they are not separate from the sea. 
Heavy and thick are banks of fog, 
Yet from the air they’re not apart.
Frantic runs the mind in voidness, 
Yet from the Void it never separates. 
He who can “weigh” Awareness 
Will understand the teaching 
Of Mind-Riding-on-the-Breath.
He who sees wandering 
Thoughts sneaking in like thieves, 
Will understand the instruction 
Of watching these intruding thoughts. 
He who experiences his mind wandering outside, 
Will realize the allegory 
Of the Pigeon and the Boat at Sea*.

© Milarepa

 

 

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5 thoughts on “In the Void

    1. Thanks Tish. I was going through my photos of Ireland and found this one of the west coast. There is something about that place that is utterly spiritual. The haiku pretty much wrote itself.

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