Cut the root of a tree
And the leaves will wither;
Cut the root of your mind
And Samsara falls.
The light of any lamp
Dispels in a moment
The darkness of long kalpas;
The strong light of the mind
In but a flash will burn
The veil of ignorance.
Whoever clings to mind sees not
The truth of what’s
Beyond the mind.
Whoever strives to practice Dharma
Finds not the truth of
To know what is Beyond both mind and practice,
One should cut cleanly through the root of mind
And stare naked.
One should thus break away
From all distinctions and remain at ease.
-From Tilopa’s ‘The Song of Mahamudra’ (translated by Garma C.C. Chang).
Photo art from Eden Kailash Facebook Page
Without faith one can never jump into the arms of the Divine Beloved.
We do not have enough personal strength to go into the unknown.
The personal identity cannot step into the unknown without faith.
To allow that final surrender to the Divine to take place is called Grace.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana used to say that the highest spiritual teaching and transmission is only in silence.
True Silence comes when there is complete surrender to God without any reservation.
Then there is no room for anxiety, worry, or any other mental noise.
In this sublime silence filled to the brim with peace and contentment, the fullness of awareness spontaneously reveals ItSelf as the Universal Intelligence.
It is the Pure Infinite Being whose very nature is Bliss.
Editor’s note: The photo art is from Eden Kailash fb page.