I am not caught in this body…

This body is not me; I am not caught in this body.
I am life without boundaries
I have never been born and I have never died.
Over there the wide ocean and the sky with many galaxies
All manifests from the basis of consciousness
Since beginning-less time I have always been free.
Birth and death are only a door through which we go in and out.

Birth and death are only a game of hide-and-seek.

So smile to me and take my hand and wave good-bye.
Tomorrow we shall always be meeting again at the true source,
Always meeting again on the myriad paths of life.

–Anguttara Nikaya Sutra as translated by Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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