Selected Works (in chronological order)


a perilous flood has arisen,
for those oppressed by old age and death,
let me declare an island to you.
Owning nothing, taking nothing:
this is the island with nothing further.
I call this [island] ‘nibbāna,’
the extinction of old age and death.

A pithy and deep sutta on the true difference between the ordinary and the enlightened mind.