Friday, April 17, 2009

Surrender



I say that I have surrendered
But what have I given up?
It's easy to talk in this fashion
Though it's nothing but empty words,
Which came from the tongue too glibly
In a sentimental way.

***

It is all just show and pretending,
Prostrating and that sort of thing.
Quoting in texts and of shastras,
Perfect in word not in deed.
I'm sick, sick, sick of this business,
I want to start fresh but I can't.

***

Transmute me until I am blended
With you so that both are One.
When there's no longer the talk of surrender
Then alone has surrender begun.

***

~ Major Chadwick

(17 April is Chadwick Day.)

1 comment:

TrinaAgni said...

thank you for all your share of Sri Ramana's heart. eternal blessings. I am following your blog with immense gratitude.