Being With My True Self All the Time
Though I¡¯ve lived with my True Self,
I¡¯ve forgotten it.
Once I have found it in a flash,
There is nothing but my True Self.
Though, in spite of myself and deceived by past and present forms,
I have turned my back on it,
I can now see it in everything.
Why have I been deceived by shadows
Though I have been with it all the time?
It reveals itself clearly
Once you come to know it.
You don¡¯t know even the fact that you don¡¯t know it
if you don¡¯t know it.
How can you shake off the yoke of not knowing it?
Written by Master Subul Sunim of Ahnkook Zen Center
Translated by Boo Ahm (Song Soo-kyong)
Monthly Magazine SEOUL(August 2008)