Greed, anger, ignorance: drink deep
these poisoned wines and lie
drunk and in darkness, unknowing…
Make riches your dream: your dream’s
a cage of gold. Bitterness is cause of bitterness,
give it up, or dwell within that dream.
You better wake up soon, wake up
and go home.
- Shih Te (Pick Up)
[Translated by J.P. Seaton]
Art: Late 13th century painting of Shih Te by Yan Hui. Color on silk.
"You are always nearer to the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
Do not despise your own place and hour.
Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”