A book of poems by the author of The Perennial Way and Christ Sutras:
The Absolute does not punish ignorance
or reward enlightenment.
Ignorance is its own punishment.
Enlightenment leaves no one to reward.
The ignorant grab all they can
and are never satisfied.
They hold tight to their lives,
and cannot rest for fear of dying.
The sage sees nothing worth grabbing.
Life is nothing special.
Death takes nothing from him.