The path of Nirvana leads to relentless search,
The traveler knocks at every door to come to his own door,
wanders to every shrine
finds his innermost sanctuary
as " the human in him paced with the divine."
" He is above all, through all and in all."- says St. Paul.
The experience of world consciousness in each and all,
Nature, family, in society and state-
The heart of a world in which all hearts are one.
" Life dies into the fullness."
Self-transcendence, not annihilation
nor the abdication of earthly for ethereal;
Nirvana lies in the great joy of release
within the innumerable bonds and ties of life.
" Practice is not Nirvana,
it is Nirvana."- declares Zen master Dogen.
Nirvana is the state of mind,
each moment is Nirvana and infinite
as the soul vibrates in perfect accord with the eternal.
" He is neither manifest nor hidden.
He is neither revealed nor unrevealed.
There are no words to tell that which He is."
A profound peace featureless and stillness settles within;
A silent unnamed emptiness content,
The "I" merged in the infinite white radiance,
Myself in everything enters the Great Myself:
" I, a tiny bubble of laughter
have become the sea of mirth Itself." -Yogananda swami.
Rumi, in faith declares his Nirvana:
" I did not come here of my own accord,
and I cannot leave that way.
whoever brought me here will have to take me home."
A mystic's Nirvana in life:
" He plunged in to the vat.
someone called, " come on out, you're done!"
He replied in rapture.- "How can I ? I am the vat."
A close identification with everything.
A peace, a light, an ecstasy.- the kingdom within.
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