• Catching the Ox

      I seize him with a terrific struggle.
      His great will and power
      are inexhaustible.
      He charges to the high plateau
      far above the cloud-mists,
      Or in an impenetrable ravine he stands.

    At this stage the person has engaged in their Buddhist practice. Here the mind is apparent most of the time. No longer is the person lost in delusion, being not even aware of how they really are. For the first time the undisciplined activities of the mind are addressed. At first it seems so difficult with old, habitual patterns of thought rising up and overwhelming us. Sometimes our mind runs wild. Sometimes it is stuck, not moving with circumstances.