The Bamboo And The Sky

The Bamboo And The Sky

If I were to tell you, your essence is that which is held
inside the hollow bamboo.

If you lift that bamboo up and behold the sky,
where is the division between the vastness
and that which is you?

It is always One.

It is just that you begin
to perceive only the bamboo case.
You think that outer shell is you.

You need to move back to the hollowness,
to the emptiness, and in that moment,

You are the entire vast sky itself.


–Leslie Anneliese