How can anyone hold on to any glimpse of awakening,
When holding on guarantees it will slip away?
Then all determined efforts go down the drain,
And even a longing heart can seem to lose its luster.
But though ego-mind's spell keeps us Self-forgetful,
A deeper knowing remains undaunted.
And even as our best of plans lie in ruins,
The urge to awaken flows on unhindered.