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When you experience the truth
you are without speculation.
You can see your reflection in a mirror;
but can you grasp the moon
reflected in the water?
We always walk alone;
yet those who have attained all tread
the same Way of liberation.
I have a lot of appreciation for this first line.
I am in the speculation stage still, I may be forever, I do not know.
However, in not knowing there is a bit of knowing. I know I do not know. The universe is infinite. How could anyone know?
I sit, and in sitting, I learn, little by little… I think
The next line here is something I have given quite a bit of speculation to. I almost wrote a whole post about it at one point.
I wrote in my notebook, light, mirror, and reflections. That was to be the basis of my whole post. I cannot go back to the thought process I was having then. But I can say that a mirror reflects what you put in front of it. And a little of the light from other angles too, only we cant see that clearly in the reflection. I think we are all mirrors. I think we all have the ability to reflect the truth. But, it is just reflection and not the real deal.
The last in this set of three is rather lonely sounding. Lonely because I know it is true. We all walk alone. It dose not matter if you are a laymen, hermit, or a monk in a crowded monastery. A Buddhist or anyone else trying to vector towards the truth, ultimately liberation is up to you. Even though everyone else has had to take basically the same path to it.
I welcome comments, but I may integrate them into the commentary.
I hope that my efforts are helpful in clearing my own delusion as well as that of others,