Love, All Along


I thought for so long that I longed for Divine Ecstasy.
But when Love, Causeless and Conditionless,
Filled the Serene Emptiness
Left when "I" vanished,
All was Fulfilled.


It was only near the end that I realized,
After so many years,
That all I ever wanted was…
Love.

For so long, I lusted for ecstasy,
Or a long lost Shanghri La,
For Heaven,
Or “enlightenment”.

But it was none of these.

When Love, Causeless and Conditionless,
Filled the Serene Emptiness
Left when “I” vanished,
All was Fulfilled.

All was Fulfilled.

I have no need of Samadhis,
Of Ecstasy,
Knowledge,
Or "enlightenment".

Nothing can be added,
Nothing taken away,
Here, in the Heart of Being.
Emptiness-Fullness-Completion.

The root of suffering vanished with “I”.
As did heaven and hell,
Enlightenment and bondage…
And the one who would enjoy or suffer.