Monday, November 4, 2019

known through love but not through thought

Bright but hidden, the Self dwells in the heart.
Everything that moves, breathes, opens, and closes
Lives in the Self.  He is the source of love
And may be known through love but not through thought.
He is the goal of life.  Attain this goal!

In his robe are woven heaven and earth,
Mind and body.  Realize him as the One
Behind the many and stop all vain talk.
He is the bridge from death to deathless life.

Where all the nerves meet like spokes in a wheel,
There he dwells, the One behind the many.
Meditate upon him in the mantram.
May he guide us from death to deathless life!

The Lord of Love is before and behind.
He extends to the right and to the left.
He extends above; he extends below.
There is no one here but the Lord of Love.
He alone is; in truth, he alone is.

~ excerpt from The Mundaka Upanishad
translated by Eknath Easwaran


dannie said...

I enjoy your beautiful blog, and would truly love to see the images credited as mindfully as the words are.

Mystic Meandering said...

Nice... I haven't read that far yet. I started with the Isha and jumped to the Shvetashvatara Upanishad. Now I'm going back to the Katha Unpanishad. It's not "light reading" but must be absorbed...

Dean Keller said...

Words that so clearly point our attention toward those profound visions found within our hearts. Even colored as they are with cultural images, there is a clarity there that opens up seeing.