I walked on a path through the jungleby Jiddu Krishnamurti
I walked on a path through the jungle
Which an elephant had made,
And about me lay a tangle of wilderness.
The voice of desolation fills the distant plain.
And the city is noisy with the bells of a tall temple.
Beyond the jungle are the great mountains,
Calm and clear.
In the fear of Life
The temptation of sorrow is created.
Cut down the jungle -- not one mere tree,
For Truth is attained
By putting aside all that you have sown.
And now I walk with the elephant.
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