Gathering the Mind

by Sun Buer

English version by Thomas Cleary
Original Language Chinese

Before our body existed,
One energy was already there.
Like jade, more lustrous as it's polished,
Like gold, brighter as it's refined.
Sweep clear the ocean of birth and death,
Stay firm by the door of total mastery.
A particle at the point of open awareness,
The gentle firing is warm.

-- from Immortal Sisters: Secret Teachings of Taoist Women, Edited by Thomas Cleary

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