Unio Mystica Vol 2 ~ 07

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event type discourse
date & time 17 Dec 1978 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
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shorttitle UNIO207
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Love's conqueror is he
Whom love conquers.
Apply yourself, hand and foot,
To the search;
But when you reach the sea,
Stop talking of the stream.
When he admits you to his presence
Ask from him nothing other than himself.
When he has chosen you for a friend,
You have seen all that there is to see.
There's no duality in the world of love:
What's all this talk of 'you' and 'me'?
How can you fill a cup that's full already?
Bring all of yourself to his door:
Bring only a part,
And you've brought nothing at all.
It's your own self
Defining faith and unbelief:
Inevitably it colors your perception.
Eternity knows nothing
Of belief or unbelief;
For a pure nature
There is no such thing.
And if, my friend, you ask me the way,
I'll tell you plainly, it is this:
To turn your face toward the world of life,
And turn your back on rank and reputation;
And, spurning outward prosperity, to bend
Your back double in his service;
To part company with those who deal in words,
And take your place in the presence of the wordless.
The way is not far
From you to the friend:
You yourself are that way:
So set out along it.
You who know nothing of the life
That comes from the juice of the grape,
How long will you remain intoxicated
By the outward form of the grape?
Why do you lie that you are drunk?
How can you go forward?
There is no place to go;
How will you leap?
You have no foot.


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