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THE THIRD EYE













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see with the eyes of the Buddha
the third eye watches and waits
silently like a cat high on a shelf
knowing what the mind can't see
won't see won't admit
witness to all things and no things
present, patient
opaque, translucent
luminescent
here before existence
here after existence
weightless as an atom
a refuge in moments of despair
in prison, the hospital, the deathbed
the bridge from this world
into silence
into eternity
and once it opens
we can never fully go back to sleep
evolution goes only in one direction
we are leaves in the Buddha's tea
branches of the Bodhi tree