Wednesday, 2 December 2009

1Arjuna2Many

Am I Arjuna . .

. . . the one and only Warrior of the heart?

For
I have,
Likewise,
slain mine enemies;
those who would possess this
mind
and disguise this
soul
with empty
words . . .

. . . and
Gestures of Deceit!

Those Words were not mine,
and the Deceit of the mind?
I did not recognize;
but they had me
a
prisoner,
locked away in my own
 Conditioned
Thought
 Lines . . .

 . . . impressions from a past,
an
Attachment
to
Time,
the last moment
gone
by . . .

.  .  . to them
I said  . . .

Adios
Au revoir
Goodbye!

It is I who stood strong
in the face of my closest
family and friends;
so many
attachments
 to all those

Attitudes, Beliefs and Opinions,
so many
Fears, Doubts and Worries
Without End.


Banished
they are
4All
Time . . .

. . . Eternity . . .

. . . which is
Only
this Moment,
the
Here and Now,
it's
so simple
that
we miss it . . .

. . . Somehow . . .

Do you see?

I
Faced the
Dragon of Deceit
Within Myself.

I
Overcame
its Burning Desire
to Consume
My
Soul . . .

. . . despite my self.

Now
Being
 Reigns Supreme
and,
where once was all
War and Chaos
within my
Mind,
all that remains
is the
Pure
Resonance,

of

Peace
Stillness 
Presence.

Within me
a
Radiance
of

Joy
Love
Harmony


. . . reflects
this . . .

Reality
Truth
Integrity



. . . let it Be . . .


These words were written today, 2nd December 2009.
They were inspired by the classic spiritual book the 'Bhagavad Gita'
and my own spiritual
Adventure.

1liberated-yogi2many


9 comments:

  1. Now
    Being
    Reigns Supreme


    Great, that is the side of the Gita not apparent to many who just read it as a book. The battle lines were between true self and thoughts, family ties and all that. A powerful book indeed as it is a good story, it explains the useful ideas of yoga, karma and non doing, but the key message is the one highlighted in your verses.

    ...I go to read it again now...

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  2. Well I thank you both for your very kind comments, Ta-Wan and Shinzen Nelson.

    Sometimes I find words just come to me; actually they 'flow' through me into existence . . spirit/be-ing unfolding as words.

    I don't know if what 'writes through me' will make sense to another; often the words reflect my own experieces so much . .

    . . but one feels compelled to write them anyway :-)

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  3. Nice. Do you know about this edition of the Gita?

    http://www.YogaVidya.com/gita.html

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  4. Ah, no I'm not aware of this particular edition . . but there are many out there, and often they are written by those who have not been through the experience that Arjuna went through.

    I'm not a purchaser of books simply for the sake of ownership, so to speak . . .

    Once a greater Truth-Reality-Integrity is realized as a state of being, the need for books becomes less acute.

    Have you time for an outlandish statement? Here goes:
    All books should be destroyed and all teachers should say nothing . . . . but when that comes to pass all wo/men will be enlightened, and words will, by default, be made redundant ;-P

    Thanks for sharing though :)

    PS. Even I sell books!!

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  5. That was beautiful! I enjoy what you said at Daily Cup of Tao: You have me smiling as I sit here contemplating these few succinct words . . .

    . . words that reflect back to me my own experiences.

    I know that you'll know what I mean Ta-Wan when I say that I once was a man with many 'goals' in life. I had so much to accomplish; my goals were closer to me than friends and family . . I was 'attached' to them so!

    I had no choice but to go to war with them, but they didn't want to die, they hung in there with painful grappling hooks of attitude, belief and opinion so strong that I felt I would succumb; that I would never break free of their hold over me.

    My goals did however have a purpose; they highlighted the 'fool' in me :-) . . .

    . . in seeing that it was only the 'fool'; the conditioned personality, the false identity, that was so painfully attached to 'becoming' something, or someone, other than what I am . . . . I managed to break free. Ahhh, what wonderful freedom and liberation; such a sweet and 'blissful' cup of Tao.
    That really hit home for me!:)

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  6. Ha, ha . . Thank you Leon,

    You have an exceptional blog 'I Write...' and you are a real writer; whereas I only write of that which I am passionate about; Truth-Reality-Integrity; with a twist of irony between the pages, so to speak ;-)

    I sit here sipping
    From my glass of wine,
    A wayward Yogi
    Or Taoist sublime?

    Either 'Way'
    Does it matter,
    I'm sitting 'Still'
    Whilst growing fatter?

    So I stretch out a Limb
    Wiggle it about,
    Twenteen mins of Postures
    No longer a lay about . .
    . . I'm just another non-celebrity
    Shouting World let me Out!!!


    My life was Yoga, Leon, and my goal was to answer the questions 'Who am I; what is my reality, what is life all about?'
    Yes, I did have many worldly goals and desires; so there was a conflict within me. That's nothing new, it is the same conflict we all go through . . . for those of us who 'do' go through it ;-) . . .

    I also fell in love with the Tao and Zen and everything that points towards a 'greater' Truth-Reality-Integrity. Greater? Greater than what?

    Ah, indeed, what is your reality-Truth-Integrity greater than?

    This is 'No Yogi in Particular' thanking one Leon Basin for his very kind contribution :)

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  7. Nice Rap Yogi ;-). Thanks for sharing your site. Will come back and read it again.

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  8. Thanks bometernally . . .

    . . as I told you on your own wonderful blog, it was reading your 'Gita-Rap' that sparked my imagination. Thank you for that :)

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