I always experience a sweet, calming darshan when reading the Sri Kaleshwar email newsletter and visiting their beautiful website.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
There's a place in the middle of all of this, where I am not moving, where I am never moving. I have never moved.
I knew this when I was a child. My world was made up of weeds in the breeze in the sun by the mud where the polywogs swam, and I pulled off the leeches, ran to the trees, swinging and climbing.
The air. The air was so sweet.
I looked at it all and I knew there was a place for it all, a place that never moved.
The parade was for me.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
When I see this all as intelligence at play... when the play of multiplicity disappears... it is because I slip into that place in myself.
It is not because I struggle, or practice austerities, or follow the techniques that are the way to freedom for some.
I find the truth in now, and know I am free now.... I am filled with the bliss now.
This is bhakti to me. This is powerful. Bhakti is described as the longest path to liberation, because it is not built on discipline or austerities. I must disagree.
Discipline is letting go of the karmas when they catch on fire, and turning to my Beloved instead.
Divine technique is loving my Beloved first in all things, always first.
Austerities are offering my ego and everything to my guru, every day. Noticing what is limited and letting it go, including things most treasured and loved for lifetimes. Choosing my Beloved instead.