263. the five senses

the guru said, “the five senses are tied together with a rope. the eyes are the sunflower, watching the sun. the tongue is the tortoise, tasting some lettuce. the nose is the tyger, smelling his prey. the hands are the banker, clutching his possessions. and the ears are the Goddess, listening for prayers. each pulls the rope in a different direction, and there is much anger and resentment. with #zen, you cut the rope.”