Wherever I look, there is my blind-spot;
Whatever it is that I do, there is the blunder;
Whatever I know, that is the blockage;
Whatever I think, that is the obstacle to understanding.
I myself am the trap, I myself am the error I wish to solve.
In everything I haunt myself – in trying to escape myself I afflict myself all the more;
In trying to find myself I am lost to myself;
In trying to master myself I am mastered;
In trying to overcome I am thrown down and defeated.