Tell me Brother
Tell me, Brother, how can I renounce Maya?
When I gave up the tying of ribbons,
still I tied my garment about me.
When I gave up tying my garment,
still I covered my body in its folds.
So, when I give up passion,
I see that anger remains;
And when I renounce anger,
greed is with me still;
And when greed is vanquished,
pride and vainglory remain;
When the mind is detached and casts Maya away,
still it clings to the letter.