Empty your boat, bhikku!
Forget your history,
Forget all you’ve learned and studied –
Do you think you can reach the mountaintop
With that library strapped to your back?
There is nothing that you need to carry –
You are being carried.
You can never grasp the Dharma
With all your reason and cleverness.
The cosmic laws are written
So that a child could understand.
Quit trying so hard.
Go back to basics.
Be simple. Be silent.
Embrace each moment from your inner stillness.
Lay down your plans and expectations
And remove the mind from the equation.
Feel these currents of energy
Shifting and surging;
Just flow with it.
Dance with Tao.
Ride the razor’s edge of Now –
You are already home.