The fire of presence

"Because you think you are the body,

For a long time you have been bound.

Know you are pure awareness.

With this knowledge as your sword

Cut through your chains.

And be happy!"


-Ashtavakra Gita




The fire of presence

is timelessly burning

Its knowing flames

are beyond any names

A silent truth

always here

singing beautifully clear

This rocklike presence

is our very essence




Poetry by Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2012-04-20 at 20:25

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ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Thanks Nils , from this work of yours. I got to thinking , from that thinking a poem was crated.

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
This resonates deeply, my friend.
I love the quotation you have chosen, while your own words serve to enhance the meditative mood very well. And the imagery of fire is particularly apt, I feel.