“It is your beginning, this is my end-
You and I together make this current.
Your lamp burns, you’ve a companion at home
For me it is night, for me it is the star.
Yours is the shore, mine the water-
You remain sitting, I go on wandering.
Your hand can hold, mine knows decay-
Your mind knows fear, mine is above it.”—from Selected Songs of Rabindranath Tagore, translated by Abu Rushd (via yama-bato)
After enlightenment Buddha was asked, ”What have you attained?” And he laughed and said, ”Nothing – because whatsoever I have attained was already there inside me. It is not something new that I have achieved. It has always been there from eternity, it is my very nature. But I was not mindful about it, I was not aware of it. The treasure was always there, but I had forgotten about it.