Know Thyself

Know Thyself

If you know thyself you know everything
In your mind that’s ocean mighty waves play
Back into it they do collapse again
you walk free and happy, matters nothing

Illusion it’s that life’s a constant thing
Ephemeral, here today gone morrow
Wealth too does disappear like a mirage
If you know thyself you know everything

Illusion it’s that life’s a constant thing
Up and down, round and round non-stop you go
If you are unruffled by the changes
you walk free and happy, matters nothing

If you know thyself you know everything
Stop seeking, rest at once your restless mind
you walk free and happy, matters nothing

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Author’s note: This is my humble attempt to present an essence of Advaita (non-dualism philosophy)
A word about iambic pentamer. I subjected famous iambic pentameters such as , Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be”; Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book 1, opening lines, “Of man’s first disobediene”  . Both syllablecounter.net and howmanysyllables.com give wrong count in some lines. Even Shakespeare reversed the iambin the firsr line “That (s) , is (us)”.
I have relied more upon my physical count and stress and unstress as I recite and as my ear hears!!!
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