FROM ALAN JACOBS ADVAITA VEDANTA
SONNETS OF EXPERIENCE
CRAZY LIKE A HORSE
Tame the wild horse stallion of the racing mind,
Break him in with reins of breath control and japa,
'Whip him with rigorous vigour' said Lord Krishna.
Such words in Great Sages writings we often find,
Blinker the mad colt so he'll never look behind.
Mind control was taught by Bhagavan Ramana,
Essential part of his great teaching sadhana.
Mind will lead you astray like blind lead the blind,
He'll gallop off madly, so tie him down and bind.
A gallant rider journeyed on his pilgrim way,
The rebellious horse bolted and off he fell,
He knew he must train this bad nag that very day,
Or else riding him would become the sheerest hell.
So we control the errant mind as well we may,
And enjoy the ride while in life's strange dream we play.