Treasure Island

Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

The Search for Self. From the Indian.

I read about the Self
and sought it
but it said nothing

I worshipped the Self
but it did not smile at me

I surrendered every action
to the Self
but it only watched,

said nothing,
did not smile

now I am silent,
watch, and smile:

how can you find
that which you never lost?

Submitted: Thursday, July 20, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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  • Nalini Hebbar (7/20/2006 8:55:00 PM)

    that was very simply said...truth is always simple...searching too hard only sends it further (Report) Reply

  • Preeti - is here! (7/20/2006 12:24:00 PM)

    You can find something you never lost but what you think you have lost(illusion) by just peeking inside your heart!

    Preets (Report) Reply

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