While you nurture your soul


While you nurture your soul,
can you keep it whole?
While you focus your vital breath,
can you be supple like a newborn?
While you cleanse your inner vision,
can you make it without blemish?
While you love and lead people,
can you do it without cunning?
While opening and closing the gate to heaven,
can you be like the female?
While seeing all with clarity,
can you refrain from acting?

Giving birth and nurturing,
bearing without possessing,
rearing without controlling,
this is the mystic virtue.