Compared to that spaciousness of awakening's presence,
Ego-mind leads a life compressed in solitary confinement.
Anything it hears about awakening can and will be held against you,
For it enjoys muddying the waters and prolonging its jail time.
Better yet, it enjoys incorporating the role of spriritual seeker for itself,
Guaranteeing future failures and disappointments.
And yet its power can be wiped out in a moment,
With the sudden shock of real remembrance.