4755Re: [rishiculture] The Cave of Ordinariness (1990)
- Dec 16, 2013"like children decked up by a whore's audacious whimsy"
Sounds like Swamiji's "Frankly Speaking", but in verse... :)
On Monday, December 16, 2013 4:25:47 AM, yognat <yognat@...> wrote:
Divine World FamilyThis poem was born of a realization that there is absolutely no need at all in the spiritual life to be rich and famous, nor is it necessary to be successful in the worldly sense. In fact, as the Zen monks say, best we become: “No body special.” That may be the highest achievement of all!Affectionately Yours in Yoga,AMMA.Poetry from My NotebookThe Cave of Ordinariness (1990)By Meenakshi Devi BhavananiA cave, these days, is notA place for a seeker after truth!From the foot of the sacred hill,Cinema songs ride wind currents,Like vultures seeking rotted flesh.Pilgrims are tourists, after all,Enjoyment and pleasure both theirJourney and their destination.Gossip and chatter cracksThe silence. Leather shoesDefile the mother’s breast.Stopping here and there for a photo,Camera smiles hang in billowingClouds grasping the peak.Discarded snacks, paper cupsAnd plastic sacks adorn the innocentHerbal bushes, who wear their raimentProudly, like children decked upBy a whore’s audacious whimsy.Where is that place,Suitable for a seeker of the Spirit?Perlexed, sit I, on a rock, and ask Thee.Before even theThought crests into consciousness,I have the answer in thePalm of my hand.The place is anywhere and everywhere!Cloaked in the garmentOf ordinariness…Camou flaged by the commonplace,Plain and simple, one may safely roam the world.Thus disguised, find refugeFrom crude and ignorant eyes,Secure in the ordinary,as in remote Himalayan caves.There exquisite Sadhana may be crafted,Priceless gems hidden, protected from thieves and despoilers.The ignorant man could never think to look for treasure.Here, right under his very own nose!--Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani
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