Thursday, August 31, 2006

Jigme, Making the Rounds

Each Choice--by Jigme Lingpa

As the eagle soars in the endless blue,
Its shadow races after it, far below.
Yet space does not divide: bird and shadow are linked.
So too each act—each choice
and consequence.

Source: Tibet, 18th Century"

This, above, is making the rounds of the various blogs today, and soon we will see it on bumperstickers.

The precise translation, from the Treasury of Precious Qualities, is:

"When the eagle soars up, high above the ground,
For a while its shadow is nowhere to be seen;
Yet bird and shadow still are linked. So it is with our actions:
When the right conditions come together, their effects will manifest."

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