Man says, "I am in bondage?"
This viewpoint of Atman
Reflects our own wrong Understanding today
Man ignorantly refuses to acknowledge
His own free state of Being
Then runs around in circle
In search of his own freedom
Man's dependence makes him seek
Books, systems and rituals
It's man's Ignorance of Truth
That makes him seek
gurus, masters, swamis, and guides
you cannot 'demand' and 'receive'
a gift of salvation, even from a Satguru
Only when you are 'Ready' and 'Right'
can these intermediaries be of help
Our ancestors' beliefs and rituals
Reflect understanding and traditions
of their daily life
Our present daily life
Reflect our inner conditioning
and our own beliefs today
Life is a movement
It's new everyday
Avoid being enchained
by old beliefs and rituals
That prevents understanding
of your life today
Realize this Now
To arrive at your own true convictions
Learn to Focus on the Facts
That reveal your own Integrated Being
Learn to assimilate and integrate
All your experiences and all you know
But do not forget
True conviction comes from 'Right Perception'
and 'Self-understanding' alone
Be clear ... ...
It's through Awareness alone
You'll re-discover your original Being
Know that the knowledge of my-Self
is not with anyone else but myself
'This' Understanding is necessary
It brings a sense of clarity
and a changed perception too
When right conviction is born
You ask yourself in surprise
"Why seek from any authority
the knowledge of my-Self, my happiness
spirituality, or enlightenment
when it is right there within me?"
Who but you alone
can look within yourself
Align yourself with your own Atman
To Know the view point of Atman
Then you'll find enlightenment, the glory
or the purification and bliss you seek
You seek outside guru
for you believe you do not know
Some offer you
A false sense of security and comfort
But, can this bring
Self-empowerment and self-growth?
Be clear and beware
of gurus who promise you the Unknown
Beware of your wrong dependence
It comes from your wrong following
You may end up in a 'conformity'
Then, instead of True Freedom
You may end up in 'total conflict'
Can Guru give you the experience of 'Self'?
The Guru can only guide you
and 'convince' you of the Truth
Each one has to walk alone, seek alone
and find truth about his own 'Self'
Beware, following somebody ignorantly
Is to lose your own independence
Do you expect to achieve freedom
without 'Right Understanding'
But, simply through such dependence?
Don't deny the Fact
You too can attain Liberation
No matter where and what you are
Just lose your-self to Find your-Self
By realizing that the Absence is the Presence
Truth is in everyone
Not far, not near, not here, not there
It is eternally, always in the Now
No outside authority can give you
The Key to Truth, that reveals Atman
Each one holds within himself
The key to Truth
That lets him discover his Self
Be aware and perceive rightly
Then the words come alive and become meaningful
If not, they are like writings on water
Soon to disappear into meaninglessness!!