Saturday, July 31, 2004

When I was young and bold and strong,
Oh, right was right, and wrong was wrong!
My plume on high, my flag unfurled,
I rode away to right the world.
"Come out, you dogs, and fight!" said I,
And wept there was but once to die.

But I am old; and good and bad
Are woven in a crazy plaid.

-Dorothy Parker.
The self hides in many ways, under every stone. The self can hide in compassion, going to India and looking after poor people, because the self then is attached to some idea, faith, conclusion, belief. The self has many masks, the mask of meditation, the mask of achieving the highest, the mask that I am enlightened, that ‘I know of what I speak’. All this concern about humanity is another mask. So one has to have an extraordinary, subtle, quick brain to see where it is hiding.

Saanen, July 25, 1983