"All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of being. As long as I am my mind, I am those cravings, Those needs, wants, attachments, and aversions, and, apart from them, there is no "I". Except as a mere possibility, an unfulfilled potential. A seed that has not yet sprouted."
- Eckhart Tolle
"... The flame-lives dance
On a still life-fire,
And soul -songs glance
On a mute sapphire;
births are all dews
of human hues-
Bubbles of wine with desire dreams.
But who is the deep
And white wide sleep?
the giant hushed with intoxication
is drinking the dreams of his bubbling creation."
- Nishikanto excerpt from ,Dance on Deep Stillness