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The Music Of Poligraf: Leaving The Ashram part 3 & 4

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("Enigma" by Mati­as Argudin)

The third and fourth parts of Leaving The Ashram are respectively entitled The Tabla Master's Enigma and The Ordinary II. Our unidentified introspective hero has completed his retreat and is going back to ordinary life.

                                                                           As I now leave behind the echoes of complaints

The struggles of ego in the hall of constraints

I recall my time here one of introspection

Of intense pondering and of liberation

 

 Long I sat by myself in silence and darkness

One by one noticing the causes of distress

Observing unmoving ever firm in my oath

Persistence consistent is rewarded by growth

 

On the way there's a man playing on the tabla

The master gatekeeper singing his enigma

The question is no test but rather a message

Telling me the ordeal was a rite of passage

 

Just a few steps away from the ordinary

I pause for one last glimpse of my sanctuary

The shelter dissolving having served its function

The master and the gate fading to oblivion

 

Different from the rest eccentric by nature

I had spent my whole life avoiding the matter

Once to burn sensitive of the whirl centrifuge

I return to the world may it be my refuge

 

"If you live the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion."  Lin-Chi

The Music Of Poligraf series are reposts of writings and demo audio clips that have been originally published on The Goal Was So Near from November 2008 to April 2009, made available for those who missed the original Clip Of The Day series.

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