O mind that wanders
through this momentary world,
the transcendental vessel of Goddess Tara
has cast anchor in the harbor.
Come swiftly if you wish to board the wondrous ship
that bears souls to the truth.
Untie the complex mental knots
that moor you to the mundane realm.
Unfurl the bright sail Tara, Tara, Tara.
Ply with vigor the oars of contemplation
if you wish to set sail
and cross the stormy ocean of delusion.
Stop purchasing cheap experiences
from the bazaar of habit and convention.
Cease this aimless browsing.
Your brief day of earthly life is almost over,
leaving you only the fleeting hours
of twilight and evening.
What more can you learn from bartering and bickering
in the marketplace of desire?
This avid voyager of the Mother sings:
“Courage! Courage! Be courageous!
Sail with me! Sail with me!
Break free forever from imaginary bondage,
from selfish grasping, from separate individuality!”
poem by Lex Hixon
painting by Michael Parkes