Monthly Poetry: Drunken Elephant


There are a thousand ways to express that thing that can’t be expressed. Through teaching the dharma great meditation masters have tried their best to pass their wisdom onto us. Another way their wisdom makes manifest is through arts and in this case poetry. Please enjoy this month’s ‘enlightened’ poem.

Drunken elephant–
Catching mirage by net;
In the mirror of my mind I comb my hair
With the brush of samsaric absurdity.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
1979
First Thought Best Thought 108 Poems

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