Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Fountain

In the secret cave of the heart, two are seated by life's fountain.
The separate ego drinks of the sweet and bitter stuff,
Liking the sweet, disliking the bitter,
While the supreme Self drinks sweet and bitter
Neither liking this nor disliking that.
The ego gropes in darkness, while the Self lives in light.     

Katha Up part 1


  1. Greetings from Nilgiri Press, publisher of the books of Eknath Easwaran, founder of the Blue Mountain of Meditation. This quote is from Easwaran's translation of The Dhammapada. For more information about Easwaran's method of passage meditation, along with our books and retreats, please visit

  2. Thank you so much, I was unable to locate the origin of this quote.
    All the best,