the way is eightfold

Monday 18th October, 2010
by Alexandra

There are four truths.
All virtue lies in detachment.
The master has an open eye.

This is the only way,
The only way to the opening of the eye.
Follow it.
Outwit desire.

Follow it till the end of sorrow.
When I pulled out sorrow`s shaft
I showed you the way.
It is you who must make the effort.
The masters only point the way.

But if you meditate
And follow the law
You will free yourself from desire.

“Everything arises and passes away.”
When you see this you are above sorrow.
This is the shining way.

Dhammapada, Chapter 20: The Way