Sunday, 18 January 2015

return to silence


i listened to him--
his words,
like clean pebbles,
tangible.

the tumult of the thunder squall
died outside
and a quiet crept into room,
snuggling close for warmth.

through a leak in the roof,
dripped rain water,
into a copper pot.

i listened to him--
his words,
like clean pebbles,
tangible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZs0NinlYVI


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P.S.: The above lines were scribbled in May, 2012 trying to describe something one had experienced then. Today one happened to listen to a talk by Papaji on youtube in which he gave clarity to that vague experience. The link to the talk is given above.

Friday, 2 January 2015

let it wait

"we must be willing to let go of the life we have planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

i chanced into this quote by e.m. forster today, the day after i let go the life i had known for 36 years and stepped into the life that is waiting for me.

today is the day after the day my retired life started.

it looks good,
having nothing to do,
except play with grandchildren a bit,
read a bit,
go for long walks morning and evening...

in this unfurling silence something is waiting.

let it wait.

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