Soul Food

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Look, It Cannot Be Seen

Look, it cannot be seen - it is beyond form.

Listen, it cannot be heard - it is beyond sound.

Grasp, it cannot be held - it is intangible.

These three are indefinable, they are one.

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From above it is not bright;

From below it is not dark:

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Unbroken thread beyond description.

It returns to nothingness.

Form of the formless,

Image of the imageless,

It is called indefinable and beyond imagination.

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Stand before it - there is no beginning.

Follow it and there is no end.

Stay with the Tao, Move with the present.

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Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.

Poem by Lao Tzu

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Thereafter

Staggering and groping around

In broad daylight

Amongst the scarce sighted and sober

And the sea of blind and drunk

Lost

Yet the Way is ever so clear

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So lonely but how alone

Not in a six billion crowd

It is more than company

Frightened

Yet Its Hands like a fence enclose securely

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So weak almost faint

Drowning in loneliness and in the filth

Truth, knowledge and remembering flung into the deep sea

Hopeful

The rescue team is never afar off

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We are awakening,awaken

Raise the banner of the awakened soldier

Yet the staggering, the groping, the drowning, the falling

Keep on

In fear, in aloneness and in hope

Fredah Mainah © 2010

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