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The Ocean

An endless ocean,
     All water,
          All water

You are limited
     And so you assume it limited

Your images are inside of you
     But they do not belong to you

Like; the planets, and the galaxies,
     You are a hidden particle
          Who are you? You are non-existent

And everything that belongs to you
     And your earth
          It is all nothing in nothing

He was present from pre-eternity
     And continuously repeats itself until post-eternity
          A wave is silent, another one appears

Drop the shape, break the form
     The shape of mind
          The form of this dream of existence

Listen to the ocean
     The true song of creation

That there was ocean and nothing else
     And now there is ocean and nothing else.

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