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The King of Swans
The king of swans spreads his great white wings
Of the relative and ultimate,
Bringing up the ranks in dignified formation,
The ordered ranks of his following of swans.
Riding on the wind of excellence,
With its powerful force, he makes his way
Across the ocean of the Victors' qualities
To its farthest shore, to excellence supreme.
From The Entry into the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara) by Chandrakirti
Translated and arranged by Jim Scott, January 2004, Rigpe Dorje Institute,Pullahari, Nepal. Translation copyright 2012, Jim Scott