I am not caught in this body…

Reading at Waimea practice 8/11/2012

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

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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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