The Silent Flute

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‘The Silent Flute’ by Bruce Lee

I wish neither to possess,
Nor to be possessed.
I no longer covet paradise,

More important, I no longer fear hell.

The medicine for my suffering
I had within me from the very beginning,

But I did not take it.

My ailment came from within myself,

But I did not observe it
Until this moment.

Now I see that I will never find the light

Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel,

Consuming myself.

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