Four times, five, I ran amok from my dwelling,
having gained no peace of awareness,
my thoughts out of control.
So I went to a trustworthy nun.
She taught me the Dhamma:
aggregates, sense spheres, and elements.
Hearing the Dhamma,
I did as she said.
For seven days I sat in one spot,
absorbed in rapture and bliss.
On the eighth, I stretched out my legs,
having burst the mass
of darkness.And like her, I sit in one spot, absorbed in ebbs and flows of breath. Body, dissolved. Heart, cracked wide open. Mind, clear.