(The Master) lets the confused
if that is what they want
and is always available
to those with a passion for the truth.
In the welter of opinions
She is content with not-knowing.
She makes distinctions
but doesn't take them seriously.
She sees the world constantly breaking
apart, and stays centered in the whole.
She sees the world endlessly changing
and never wants it to be
different from what it is.
Adapted by Stephen Mitchell
Photo: Peter Bowers