Stephen rejoices in clarity:
The fog of ignorance
burned off by the rising sun
of bright exalted wisdom,
even the dew evaporating quickly.
While obscured by this fog
we are unable to see the vast
landscape of karma and its effects
only what is within our limited range.
We react to what we can see,
our immediate pain and pleasure;
Unable to see that we are
headed way off course.
To you who rescues us from this,
guides us up out of the valley of samsara and
toward the peak of nirvana:
an unlimited vanish point from which to see the world.