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Remark: realizing the instructing, I see the footprints of the bull. Then I study that, simply as many utensils are made up of one steel, so too are myriad entities made from the material of self. until I discriminate, how will I understand the real from the unfaithful? no longer but having entered the gate, however i've got discerned the trail. three. Perceiving the Bull I pay attention the tune of the nightingale. The sunlight is hot, the wind is gentle, willows are eco-friendly alongside the shore, right here no bull can disguise! What artist can draw that huge head, these majestic horns? remark: whilst one hears the voice, one could feel its resource. once the six senses merge, the gate is entered. at any place one enters one sees the pinnacle of the bull! This solidarity is like salt in water, like color in dyestuff. The slightest factor isn't really except self. four. Catching the Bull I grab him with a good fight. His nice will and gear are inexhaustible. He fees to the excessive plateau some distance above the cloud-mists, Or in an impenetrable ravine he stands. remark: He dwelt within the woodland decades, yet I stuck him at the present time! Infatuation for surroundings interferes together with his path. eager for sweeter grass, he wanders away. His brain nonetheless is obdurate and unbridled. If I want him to post, i need to increase my whip. five. Taming the Bull The whip and cord are useful, Else he may well stray off down a few dusty street. Being good informed, he turns into certainly mild. Then, unfettered, he obeys his grasp. remark: while one notion arises, one other inspiration follows. whilst the 1st concept springs from enlightenment, all next options are real. via myth, one makes every little thing unfaithful. fable isn't really as a result of objectivity; it's the results of subjectivity. carry the nose-ring tight and don't let even a doubt. 6. using the Bull domestic Mounting the bull, slowly I go back homeward. The voice of my flute intones during the night. Measuring with hand-beats the pulsating concord, I direct the unending rhythm. Whoever hears this melody will subscribe to me. remark: This fight is over; achieve and loss are assimilated. I sing the tune of the village woodsman, and play the tunes of the youngsters. Astride the bull, I detect the clouds above. Onward i'm going, regardless of who might need to name me again. 7. The Bull Transcended Astride the bull, I achieve domestic. i'm serene. The bull can also relaxation. The sunrise has come. In pleased repose, inside my thatched residing i've got deserted the whip and rope. remark: All is one legislation, no longer . We in basic terms make the bull a brief topic. it truly is because the relation of rabbit and seize, of fish and internet. it really is as gold and dross, or the moon rising from a cloud. One direction of transparent gentle travels on all through unending time. eight. either Bull and Self Transcended Whip, rope, individual, and bull – all merge in No-thing. This heaven is so monstrous no message can stain it. How may possibly a snowflake exist in a raging hearth? listed below are the footprints of the patriarchs. remark: Mediocrity is long gone. brain is obvious of drawback. I search no kingdom of enlightenment. Neither do I stay the place no enlightenment exists.

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