Thursday, May 24, 2007

Severing the Knot

The severance of the knot is proved
By this one, bright, clear mark: the mind
In perfect equanimity,
Lifted above the blows of pain
And blandishments of pleasure, shines
A limpid lake serene.

Unmindful of what is past and what
Is yet to come, a mere spectator
Of what goes on before one's eyes,
One recognizes in such joy
Serene the severance of the knot.

No Matter what thoughts may arise,
None can exist without the Self.
Knowing this for certain, the wise man
Is ever free from the fear
Of lapsing from the natural state
Of oneness with the Self.

~ Sri Muruganar, The Garland of Guru's Sayings

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