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Be Water, Play Wave

[לטקסט בעברית:   להיות מים, לגלוש על הגלים]

Be Water, Play Wave   /   M. Zohar

(The introduction was generously translated by Issy Gershon)

 

We bathe in a sea of life:

The waves are the water's motion

And water always manifests as waves –

The waves are seen and the water is unseen;

Water is the essence and vitality of all things,

And the waves are things as they are

Appearing and disappearing.

 

Water is whole, full of life, water is truly alive,

But the waves that think themselves to be separate

Live in exile, and so they're not really living at all –

The waves keep transforming, rolling and turning,

All the time becoming, being born and dying;

When we identify with and cling to

The name and form of a particular wave

We are fearful and lonesome, unsatisfied –

The waves are thirsty. The waves are thirsty!

 

When we truly comprehend the relation

Between the dimensions of water and waves,

When we understand that the water dimension is nothing

Other than the understanding of the dimension of waves,

When we realize the water nature of all waves

We are free to meet life peacefully and joyously –

Free to be water, free to play the waves.