Wednesday, November 9, 2011

too simple for words

truth is too simple for words
before thought gets tangled up in nouns and 
there is a wordless sound
a deep breathless sigh
of overwhelming relief
to find the end of fiction
in this ordinary
yet extraordinary moment
when words are recognized
as words
and truth is recognized
as everything else

~ Nirmala
with thanks to poetry chaikhana
Nirmala is a contemporary spiritual teacher in the nondualist Advaita tradition. 
He traces his spiritual lineage through Neelam and H.W.L. Poonja to Ramana Maharshi.