bliss1Blissful is solitude
for one who’s content,
     who has heard the Dhamma,
     who sees.
Blissful is non-affliction
with regard for the world,
     restraint for living beings.
Blissful is dispassion
with regard for the world,
     the overcoming of sensuality.
But the subduing of the conceit “I am”—
     That is truly
     the ultimate bliss.

Illustration by Roberto La Forgia

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