06 June 2011

Ten

While maintaining a body,
can you become one?
While breathing the force of life,
can you be innocent as a babe?

While polishing the dark mirror,
can you be without dust?
While loving and ruling the people,
can you refrain from action?

While coming and going from heaven,
can you be passive as a woman?
Understanding all things,
can you abide in unknowing?

Give birth and nurture.
Create without claim.
Lead without taking command.
This is supreme virtue.