Wednesday, February 13, 2008

You may read or discuss scripture
As much as you like.

But until you forget everything,
You will never live in your heart.

You are wise.
You play and work and meditate.

But still your mind desires
That which is beyond everything,
Where all desires vanish.

Striving is the root of sorrow.
But who understands this?

Only when you are blessed
With the understanding of this teaching
Will you find freedom.

~ Ashtavakra Gita (translation by Thomas Byrom)


Hans said...

Dear Ramanamayi,
you seem to intuit the appropriate messages. Or possibly it's the other way round, whatever you post finds the way to my heart.
Love you

ramanamayi said...

Dear Hans,

Not sure how it works, but I'm glad that it does.

Here's a link to the full text of that Ashtavakra Gita translation: