Beyond the surface of your life there is enlightenment,
In all of its joyous radiant perfection.
When, sitting absorbed in meditation, your thoughts
Become quiet and your emotions are still,
Your mind floods with light and the world becomes God.
Enlightenment is the perfect awareness of life
Without any mental modifications.
It is transparent existence:
To experience enlightenment, to merge
Your mind with the essence of the cosmos,
Is to become ecstasy without beginning or end.
Enlightenment is beyond human understanding:
From the shores of this world, human life appears
To be an endless tide of happy and unhappy
Events, feelings and circumstances;
But when viewed through the eyes of enlightenment
There is no pleasure, pain, loss or gain,
No illusion or reality, or even incarnation.
There is only perfectly intelligent