Poem: The Source

In this week’s Spot, Sadhguru shares his poem “The Source” and tells us to look beyond the limitations of the mind to access the Divine. “In efforts to find/ Comfort sacrificing the very Cosmic/ In the blossoming of this/ Being lies the Source.” Enjoy!

The Source

As fragrance that lies in Jasmine
waiting for the blossoming
As a vibrant butterfly waits within
the lifeless cocoon
As the brilliance of the sun
waits behind the shadowy night

The Divine awaits beneath the veil
of ignorance, a product of
illusory boundaries drawn by
the insecure creature, to lift.

The effulgence of the Divine obscured
by the fog of mental malice.
A seemingly endless thought
and emotion weaving webs
of Maya. In efforts to find
Comfort sacrificing the very Cosmic
In the blossoming of this
Being lies the Source.

Love & Grace

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4 years 11 months ago

"in efforts to find comfort..." yes... finding comfort on something agonizing. Like an invisible itch that needs to be scratched but you cannot reach it or that invisible itch spreads. The burning, itching sensation cannot be stopped not even with a scratch. Just as a popular proverb goes, "just when the caterpillar thought the world is over, it became a butterfly." I wonder what was going through the worm's mind after it assumes that it is its last day not knowing that it is just going through a transformation. And, when you get there, what happens?

4 years 11 months ago

Beautiful & Eluminating :) Thank you Sadhguru :) Very Profound!

4 years 11 months ago

As fragrance that lies in Jasmine
waiting for the blossoming....so simple, yet so profound.

4 years 4 months ago

Dear Sadhguru, thank you eternally for keep sharing the most luminous pearls of your wisdom and heart with us, there is nothing more precious. Once upon a time in the past I was an adept of one martial art based on meditation, energy movement and philosophy of being "one" with the world by "reconciling" with the world and "opponent". In that martial art based on many zen principles I have witnessed masters who had to write a zen poem as a part of exam in order to proceed to the next level or next "black belt"... I have not seen anything like yours, yet.. Your poetry is beyond any zen I know... Or I should say- it is "from beyond".