I let go. No other choice remained, but to gouge my weeping eyes, and crawl into the fire. The piercing light of insight had not revealed the truth for which I had manically searched, only the translucent veil of ignorance and childish lies. Only the overwhelming falsehood of my prior beliefs remained. I fell into the deepest void. Utter emptiness. I floated, as if in a cold and grey dream, a coma, clutching with leprous hands, as each and every brick, from which I had constructed my temple, dissolved into dust and slipped through my frozen fingers. I drifted through eternal mists, grasping insubstantial and fleeting wisps of smoke in vain. What once were pillars of foundation, only the ashes of truth remained, to comfort my hollow and slumbering mind.