True bliss is beyond conventional behavior
Through wandering long in many places of the world,
He forgets the attachment to his native land.
Staying long with his wise friends,
He subtly ‘forgets’ his kinsmen.
Abiding for long in the great Teaching of Awareness,
He attains complete detachment from unnecessary worldly things (like vainglory etc.).
Through long and keenly watching his monkey mind,
He forgets restlessness and attains stillness and inner-peace.
Long used to blissful innate solitude without people that need their egos to be massaged,
He forgets pretentious courteous manners.
Long accustomed to a carefree life,
He forgets worldly shame and attains fearlessness.
Long accustomed to the mind’s attachments and clingings,
By itself, he forgets how to hide things.
Long accustomed to practicing non-duality,
He becomes free of all distracting thoughts.
Such a one knows the superficial nature of mere customs.
To him, wakefulness is spontaneity itself!
This, being the best litmus-test of his Enlightenment.
The ordinary ways and morals of different societies, cultures, laws and traditions,
Are extremely difficult to practice,
Since they are technically contradictory in nature.
Caring for little, the great seeker lives the way he pleases,
Albeit with a keen and enlightened mindfulness.
The so-called ‘shame’ in any different societies,
Only breeds pretense, deceit and fraud,
Because the people are desperate to fit in the system.
How can the authentic Seeker pretend not to be aware of such frailties?