Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #11 – Hinduism

 

 

One Single Life

Then shall be ended here the Law of Pain.

Earth shall be made a home of Heaven’s light…

The superconscient beam shall touch men’s eyes

And the truth-conscious world come down to earth

Invading matter with the Spirits ray,

Awakening its silence to immortal thoughts,

Awakening the dumb heart to the living Word.

This mortal life shall house Eternities bliss,

The body’s self taste immortality.

 

O mind, grow full of eternal peace:

O word, cry out the immortal litany:

Built is the golden tower, the flame-child born.

 

The supermind shall claim the world for Light

And thrill with love of God the enamored heart

And place Light’s crown on Nature’s lifted head

And found Light’s reign on her unshaking base…

A soul shall wake in the Inconscient’s house;

The mind shall be God-vision’s tabernacle,

The body intuitions instrument,

And life a channel for God’s visible power…

 

 

The Spirit’s tops and Nature’s base shall draw

Near to the secret of their separate truth

And know each other as one deity.

The Spirit shall look out through Matter’s gaze

And Matter shall reveal the Spirit’s face.

Then man and superman shall be at one

And all the earth become a single life.

-Aurobindo, from Savitri

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #1: Hinduism

  I Would Not Even Care To Be An Emperor

Mother of the Universe,

I have no desire to exercise power.

I would not even care to be an emperor.

Sweet Mother, please grant me

two simple meals each day

and wealth enough to thatch the palm roof

of my clean earthen house,

where I offer dreaming and waking

as red flowers at your feet.

 

My green village dwelling is the abode

of your golden radiance, O Goddess.

What need have I of more elaborate construction?

If you surround me with the complex architecture

of stature and possession,

I will refuse to call you Mother ever again.

 

Oh Kali, give me just enough to serve lovingly

whatever guests may visit me.

Plain metal plates and cups will do.

Daily existence in the heart of my extended family

is the worship beyond worship

that perceives Mother Reality

as every being, every situation, every breath.

 

I will never leave this natural way of life

to become a stern ascetic

or a teacher honored by the world.

There is only one longing this poet’s soul

declares over and over:

“Mother! Mother! Mother!

May every moment of my existence

merge completely with your essence.”

                         -Ramprasad

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis