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Tell me, who are you? The Buddha is queried I am he who woke up.
Was the response
So goes the ancient story
So simple, so profound
So, when I sit, once settled
I start off my session
With that very question: Who am I?
I let it reverberate
Bounce around inside my head
I watch it slip over the edge
And come back up
Again and again Who am I?
Who am I?
I am still waiting for an answer