Choosing a Path

There are many boats on the shore.

Some are large and some are small

Some are strong, some are feeble

Some are beautiful, some are not

Some are full, some almost empty

Some are rich, some are poor

 

Some are propelled by one means, some by another.

Some are sea-worthy, some are not.

 

 When choosing a boat, first ask where it is going.

Not all are going where you may want to go

And some will not go the distance.

 

Inquire about the captain, inspect the crew

 See if the structure of the boat is sound.

 

A good captain might tell you of a place

You had never considered as a destination.

 

Once on board, it is dangerous to change your mind. 

If you straddle two boats, you might fall.

 

However, if the boat makes water, you must jump. 

Still, have no fear

There are those who specialize in salvage.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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