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  Teaching God 



Other people might
Exist
And if they do
They are in the same boat
As you


In other words
No one knows a thing about
What's going on


Even the cleverest person
Is in your situation
Your predicament


So who will you ask?


If the teacher was
Different
And knew why everything
Was like it was
Why would he teach?


Why would he try to
Change what is
Into what isn't?


Why teach acceptance
Instead of doing it?


The teacher seeks
To teach
And is known as
Someone who knows
In the appearance
In lila


But in the real
The teacher has
No authority
No choice
Just like the seeker


Neither can help themselves
Being themselves

The teacher is the taught

Teaching and learning happen
Out of nowhere

Logic breaks down
And everything just is


A guru is wonderful
But so are you
And just as true
Which is not true at all


Only everything is
Already
And a kind teacher might offer
Shared bewilderment
As the highest
Intelligence


You start out wanting to
Understand the universe
And quickly realize
You can't understand
These word-thought symbols


Yet thoughts are no different from
A cup and saucer
Or a hot bath
And to seek meaning at all
Is to ultimately ask
"Where does the next thought
 come from?"


Which amazingly enough
Is this thought


How impossible

How beautiful


Truth is dancing
But you are not allowed to peep


You and I are trapped
In not knowing


God is under
His own spell


Don't move
Hold still!


And let events

Pass through you
In exactly the way
 They are










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