Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 31,540 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

To Moksha - Poem by Douglas Scotney

In the Uttaradhyayana Sutra
of the Svetambara Jains
a wife drives her husband to aversion
with the confounded jangling of her bangles.

Although other factors
had long affected his condition,
had her function come to facilitate
final release to Moksha?

He could not, after all, hold both her
and the double trident vajra,
and his absence
was all she needed to hold.

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  • Gajanan Mishra (11/26/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    going towards neti neti. (Report) Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (11/26/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    wonderful, absence needed to hold, Ultimate Truth, emptiness. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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