Saturday, June 2, 2007

Life of life, deep within the heart

Enlightenment can never come
Unless the heart explores with care
The essence of the teaching,
The unceasing That thou art,
Uttered by the eloquent glance
Of the guru, Siva manifest,
Dwelling in the devotee's heart.

The Self-God's chosen method
For the incessant teaching
Of the pupil perfectly mature
Is the unbroken, natural awareness
Of "I, I", the Life of life
Deep within the heart.

~ Guru Vachaka Kovai by Sri Muruganar, translation by Prof. K. Swaminathan

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