A still feather is one which is free

To maintain a completely clear mind
Is to be free

The first difficulty is a completely clear mind

The second difficulty is to maintain it

Clear mind is actually very easy
That’s why it’s also very difficult
Because it’s too easy

The straw fan shifts restlessly
And the feather flies up again

Maintaining is actually very difficult
Like teaching a nine-tailed fox to sit still on its rump
Just when you *think* it’s getting easy

Oops! That was the straw fan shifting, ever-s0-slightly
And the feather flies up again

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