A troubled man spent years to search and find
a wise monk in a Himalayan cave.
He said to him, " Enlightened One, be kind
enough to give me answers that I crave."
The monk replied," What gives your mind such strife? "
The traveller then said, " I need to know
for sure, just who I was in my last life?"
The monk looked far away, then said, "I'll show
you who you were last life, if you'll but tell
me who you are, right now." The man's brows knit,
and then his eyes lit up. " I see! The spell
that's kept my thinking in a snit, has quit."
Some night that's cool and quiet, calm your mind
then ask your self, "what still-yet moves behind?"