Within the little house in the heart
- Within the city of the body, there is the heart, and within the heart
there is a little house. This house has the shape of a lotus, and
within it dwells that which is to be sought after, inquired about, and
What then is that which, dwelling within this little house, this lotus
of the heart, is to be sought after, inquired about, and realized?
As large as the universe outside, even so large is the universe within
the lotus of the heart. Within it are heaven and earth, the sun, the
moon, the lightning, and all the stars. What is in the macrocosm is in
The Self resides within the lotus of the heart. Knowing this, devoted
to the Self, the sage enters daily that holy sanctuary.