O Ultimate, the Whole, help me
so that my speech is rooted
in my heart and my heart is rooted
in the speech.
Those desiring speedily to be
A refuge for themselves and others
Should make the interchange of "I" and "other,"
And thus embrace a sacred mystery.
~ Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva
What is it you have come to tell me?
~ Robert Duncan
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