Posts Tagged ‘bhakta’

ShivaYou don’t scare me, with your big storms and your earthquakes, your famines and droughts. I don’t worry much about dying, being burned to ashes and poured into a river. The thought doesn’t really bother me.

And I know that’s all you. The chaos and destruction, the ugliness of life and nature, that’s as much you as the beauty and the majesty. I’m not fooled by appearances. I’m not clinging to naive notions of grace and divine love. You are as much the dark as you are the light.

Without that frightening part of you, how would we ever improve ourselves? Who would destroy the ego if not you? Who would fling it onto the funeral pyre if not you?

You will be there at the end of all things, dancing the universe into fire and ash. And you will be there at the end of my suffering, dancing me into the sweet presence of your infinite love.

Bring the fire now, Lord. Don’t wait too long.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.


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Chaitanya-Mahabrabhu-at-JagannathLet me take advantage of this moment in which I want nothing. Let me use it to tell you that I love you.

I wish I could say that I love you unconditionally, without motive, and that you are the foremost thought in my mind always.

And that is how I want to love you, of course. But it’s difficult. I see so little of you, it seems. Hear so little from you, it seems.

So I must thank you profusely for those saints with which you have peopled my life. Through them, I catch a glimpse of you.

I love you intensely, if not perfectly. I love you completely, if not with great purity. I love you. I love you.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.

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