What Is This?



Perhaps what happened that day,
When space, time, and “i” vanished,
Was just a psycho-physiological anomaly?

Perhaps this Exquisite Bliss,
That was felt thereafter, Shining in the Heart,
Is also simply a psycho-physiological anomaly?

I've no idea, truly.

Does it shock you,
That living as this Experience,
Day to day,
Moment to moment,
Breath to breath…

I “know” nothing “about” it?

It makes my mind shudder, as well,
Though my Heart dances like a Fool, in Ignorance.

My advaitic friends interpret it one way,
Describing with great certainty and clarity,
Citing this authority or that.

Is it simply an “effect” of residing as “That”?

My Devotee friends speak of it otherwise,
Describing with great certainty and clarity,
Citing this authority or that.

Is this Bliss the Presence of God?

I heard a voice,
When the world and “i” returned that day,
Saying, “I am here for you, Always!”
And felt, through the Whole of my Being,
That Absolute Assurance.

Who uttered those words?

So many questions,
So many answers,
From so many quarters…

And everyone… so certain and assured.

I know only this…
That Formless Pure Being,
Is worthy of the name “Heaven”,
And this Bliss, Shining ever-available in the Heart,
Is worthy of being called the “Divine Presence”.

But interpreting and describing…
These are wholly unnecessary,
And best left to those mind-bound souls,
Who care of such things,
Move by a desperate need to “know”.

I know only that this Presence… Is,
That although it Shines in the Heart,
It has no center or periphery,
And that it is a touch, alloyed,
Of Heaven's Unalloyed Ecstasy.

Does it shock you,
That living as this Experience,
Day to day,
Moment to moment,
Breath to breath…

I “know” nothing “about” it?

It makes my mind shudder, as well,
Though my Heart dances like a Fool, in Ignorance.

But now… now I will stop writing,
Of Heaven, and Bliss,
And fall headlong…
Heartlong…
Into…