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A Song of Those who are Full of Love but Free of Attachment

Friends are empty forms, like a water moon
To think of them as being truly real
Will only make your many sufferings increase

To know they’re empty forms, like a water moon
Will make illusion-like samadhi increase
Compassion free of clinging will increase

And non-referential view will also increase
And meditation that’s fixation-free
And conduct free of doer, deed increase

Of all the many marvels, this, by far the most marvelous!
Of all the many wonders, this, the most wonderful!

Translated and arranged by Jim Scott, Marpa House, England, August 1997. Translation copyright 2012, Jim Scott