Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

"If you look for truth outside yourself" – Zen Master Tung-Shan’s Words

Half dim from the silver twilight,  Merlin’s sapphire eyes and parted lips, looked upon the array of Knights before him.     A messenger of comfort to the silent Knights of the Pain Table, he gently tread over endless space to find the words of truth from Tung-Shan.

“If you look for the truth outside yourself,
It gets farther and farther away.
Today, walking alone,I meet him everywhere I step.
He is the same as me,
yet I am not him.
Only if you understand it in this way
will you merge with the way things are.”

The lilt of his voice was soothing to the ears of the pensive Knights.      Although, the words were of great simplicity, the words had shadows of powerful weight.  They seemed to console something deep within.

The glow of the night was upon them.  Merlin, their friend seemed to be from a mystical place between heaven and earth.

Rose of Sharon
Scribe for the Knights of the Pain Table

Note: Quote was from the book “The Enlightened Heart, An Anthology of Sacred Poetry” by Stephen Mitchell

Tung-Shan was a Zen Master (807-869)

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