No matter how we struggle to awaken,
If ego-mind's our starting point, it's bound to end in failure.
This earthbound self can neither jump out of nor shed its skin,
For it takes our awakening-self to learn how to soar.
Then our ironclad dilemmas start to unravel,
Revealing their closely guarded secrets.
Then the Beloved's mercy is invited,
That is, the very presence of our true Self.