Thursday, November 12, 2009

nothing here (just me and my skandhas)

senses perceive, feeling, tasting,
seeing, hearing, smelling, touching,
into the mind they race, rapid fire.

now forming into ideas, concepts, meaning.

sensations of pleasure and of pain,
sometimes full, but mostly not,
dark emptiness, cold air, exhilaration.

the limitations on what is possible, and what is beyond.

only these little ways into and out of
this body, this vehicle, such importance
given it, and how little it gives in return.

and endless reality undifferentiated, overlaying it all.

before form only awareness,
after form awareness again,
here now, this place in between.

senses mostly aware of that which they sense not.