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152. Teach Me Not to Be Deceived by the Senses

O Divine Teacher, train me to recognize the difference between my soul’s lasting happiness and the passing pleasures of the senses. Keep my eyes open, that the senses deceive me not by wearing stolen royal trappings and the mirage-cloak of sacred happiness, and so disguised, enter the mansion of my life.

Discipline my unwise, wayward senses, that they may spiritualize their pleasures, and ever look beyond the illusion of glittering, visible form: to find divine pleasure hidden behind simplicity’s white robe.

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