No end or beginning

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all.

-Miguel de Cervantes

Empty and calm and devoid of self
Is the nature of all things.
No individual being
In reality exists.

There is no end or beginning,
Nor any middle course.
All is an illusion,
As in a vision or a dream.

All beings in the world
Are beyond the realm of words.
Their ultimate nature, pure and true,
Is like the infinity of space.


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