Two Masters on the Great Expanse (A Collage Poem)



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Two Masters on the Great Expanse (A Collage Poem)



Why make so much of fragmentary blue1
What we call ‘mind’ is not something that exists elsewhere;2



in here and there a bird, or butterfly,1
so without being swept away and following wherever it leads,2



or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,1
look directly into its face, its very own essence—2



when heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?1
at that time, there’s no duality of ‘looker’ and ‘looked at’.2

1 “Fragmentary Blue”, a poem by Robert Frost

2 The Kusāli’s Instruction on the Nature of Mind, by Jamgön Kongtrul, translated by Adam Pearcey

What are your thoughts?