The Miracle of the Mirror
~ Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien ~
The Mirror is originally sparkling clear
always bright and luminescent
infinitely transparent in every direction
dissolving all darkness.
Open, endless space
crystal clear in essence.
Even more amazing
is the capacity to use it in miraculous ways
infinitely flexible and always spontaneous
appearing instantly, knowing exactly what to do
Crystalline mirror is our origin
why not return and live
which nothing can taint
the nature of the mirror is always pure
Fighting and resisting
having and not having, winning and losing
in the end, for what?
Only to deepen the system of ignorance
An entire life, lived in illusions
but did not know and thought to be real
suffering our whole lifetime
How to ever get out?
So, what I truly am?
Or: I am truly what?
Right here, right now, need to realize!
The Mirror will appear.