02.10 Sāmā Therī (37-38)


37. Four or five times I went out from my cell, not having obtained peace of mind, my mind being unsubmissive.

38. This is the eighth night since my craving was completely rooted out. Delighting in vigilance because of many painful objects, I have obtained the annihilation of craving. I have done the Buddha’s teaching.


Like a dog


getting ready

to sit,

all day


all night

I circled

my cushion.

These days,

body and mind

sit together

like old friends.

Since we aren’t getting anywhere,

they eventually decided,

why not have a seat

and try to relax?

There are many paths.

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