The Mind

Observe with care and you shall find,

Past, present & future – are the three states of the mind!


Vacillating forever between the three,

The mind commits a treachery unknown to thee!


By linking buried memories of the past

And anxieties the future cast,

It brings forth fear and depression, which can last!


Realize this and let not your mind torment,

Center your being completely in the present moment!


Do not fall for its mockery, O prudent one!

Says my Master, the Enlightened One.