by Annette Gagliardi
She lives at the border
She is not a villager.
No household calls to her.
She is in sight of the forest.
No sage or deity of the woods.
She waits for no soul
To bid her enter.
She stand with one foot in two worlds
An in-between - - a border-dweller
She studies the unknown
ANTEVASIN: means “one who lives at the border.” (Sanskrit) this indicates a person who had left the bustling center of worldly life to go live at the edge of the forest where the spiritual masters dwell. The antevasin was not one of the villagers anymore—not a householder with a conventional life. The antevasin was an in-betweener; A border-dweller; one who lived in sight of both worlds, but looked toward the unknown. A scholar.
That simmering line between your old thinking and your new understanding, always in a state of learning. This is the border that is always moving.
Stephen behind the waterfall
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