REMOVE EXCESS THOUGHTS THAT CLOUD A SOUL
AS ONLY SOUL IS AWARE
DELICIOUSLY NAKED WITHOUT THOUGHTS
“PEACE BE STILL” AT THE HELM
Old Man at Leisure
Sacred or secular
manners and conventions
make no difference to him
leaving it all to heaven
he seems a simpleton
No one catches
a glimpse inside
this old man
all by himself
between heaven and earth
Poet, 1275-1351, Japanese
With efforts beyond my strength
I came to the door
And saw how powerfully the locks were bolted
And the longing in me became that strong
And then I saw that I was gazing from within the Presence
Only after that waiting and giving up all trying
Did Lalla flow out from where I knelt.
caught in the illusion of ownership.
Mind, you're not who you think you are.
You're dancing over a pit.
Soon you'll fall through,
And these things you've valued
And collected will be left behind.
Lalla - aka - Lalleshwari (1320-1392)
was a Kashmir Mystic of the Kashmir Shaivism tradition
who wrote mystic poetry
Gazing from within Presence - Lalla
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Therefore, dear Sir,
love your solitude
and try to sing out
with the pain it causes you.
and this shows that the space around you
is beginning to grow vast....
in which of course you can't take anyone with you,
and be gentle with those who stay behind;
and don't torment them with your doubts
and don't frighten them with your faith or joy,
which they wouldn't be able to comprehend.
of what you have in common with them,
which doesn't necessarily have to alter
when you yourself change again and again;
love life in a form that is not your own
and be indulgent toward those
who are growing old,
who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust....
but believe in a love
that is being stored up for you
like an inheritance,...
there is a strength and a blessing
so large that you can travel as far as you wish
without having to step outside it.
— Rainer Maria Rilke (Letters to a Young Poet)