Sunday, April 28, 2013

The conquest of the mind. Lessons in practical spirituality from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

Life is a game that is played between the earth and the skies

Man and animal arrive on sandy shores to claim their gift
Man is given the mind and the animal hide and paws
Going their separate ways man battles a mind adrift

A game is a test of wit between friends
A war is a test of wit between enemies
These last so long as the earth and skies do not part
The earth and sky reflect the body and mind

What do you take for the battle within
Where friends and foe may not enter
The game of deception begins the night
The morning star declares the winner

The feet move and the mind turns for the battle without
The mind is subdued and stilled for the victory within