A real man has no need to give himself the airs of a real man
Thoughts, in the mind of the lost one,
do nothing but create understanding
from the fingers of an empty fist,
and vainly kneading dough (to conjure phantasms)
with the mind, senses and the sense fields.
The spiritually asleep do not believe
in the things in his own house,
so he goes outside searching,
and fall into the trap of words and
phrases of the old masters or prophets;
Relying on Yin, leaning on Yang,
he cannot arrive at any real understanding
of his own.
Thusly, encountering circumstances,
he enters into relationship with them —
this hinders his own Realization.
Ignorance is cumulative by nature.
The ignorant, encountering the dusts (ancient scripture or knowledge for attainment of Self),
he clings upon them.
Whereupon everything he touches
leads him astray,
for he lacks a standard of judgement of his own.