Friday, May 16, 2008

Does Lust Overwhelm You ?

The man who is wise
Knows himself in all things
And all things in himself.

Yet how strange!
He still says, “This is mine.”

Determined to be free,
He abides in the oneness
Beyond all things.

Yet how strange!
Indulging in passion, he weakens,
And lust overwhelms him.

-Ashtavakra Gita 3:5-6