Though I try to bow to him,
He does not remain before me
As an object of my worship.
I built an altar out of straw but the wind blew it away.
So I bowed to the wind.
Not allowing any sense of difference to persist, he demolishes the
identity of a “disciple” and in the process demolishes the identity of a “Guru”
Then I built an altar out of ice, but the sun came out and melted it.
So I bowed to the sun.
How wonderful is his compassion.
He has manifested duality
In the form of Guru and disciple
Where there is not even a place for one!
I built an altar out of sand, but the tide came in and washed it away.
So I bowed to the ocean.
The words, “Guru” and “disciple”
Refer to but one;
The Guru alone exists as both these forms.
Who to teach, who to aid, who to abet?
I built an altar with a mirror, and all I saw was you, so I bowed to the
Whose actionlessness is absolute,
Without any trace of activity, is all there is.
All thoughts of an altar disappeared.
And I bowed for no reason.
Birth: Were you born?
Or what was born, ………. ………..was duration,
……….in which you as an object,……….
………have become perceptible?
There is no “You” or “I,”
no object to contemplate upon, ……..
no object to contemplate..
…….no contemplation, either.
Everything is That,……….
……. lost in That.
and the seven levels of attainment ,
……dissolved to nothing.
Teaching Style:Who is aware of …?
It must be no-one.
This is painful.
The Christians called it “the Dark Night of the Soul”.
Remember it’s always the “me-” entity, which needs to place a name against the term ‘Who”.
It cannot live with the fact that there is no who, ever in existence.
Thus in it’s misery it seeks a Master and beseeches an answer to the Who.
If an act of compassion is to occur, for this miserable seeker, with the Master being helpless to either abet or obstruct this flow of compassion, a concept is born.
A concept which serves as a life-line to the drowning seeker.
A concept termed “Consciousness”, or “Consciousness-in-repose”
A concept termed “Noumenon”
A concept termed as ‘God”, or ‘Source”, or “Awareness not aware of itself”, or “Pure Subjectivity”, or “the Void”, or “the Plenum of Potentiality”, whatever.
Just to assuage the misery of the seeker.
For when the “me” drops, who will need these concepts?
For when the “me” drops, who will need the answer to the “Who”?
That which is the Who, being all that IS, will it need to know the answer to the Who?
Thus can the question itself arise to it?
“Asked by the disciple…Since you are enlightened…”,
“why don’t you just enlighten everybody?”,
“Came the reply……”,
“When you awaken from a dream…”,
“do you go around looking,”,
“for the people present in the dream,”,
“to offer them a cup of tea?”,
“If you did, have you truly awakened,”,
“from the dream?”,
“who is the other… for the Self?”