My dread of death and birth came to an end
When the Lord in his glorious hue
Revealed himself to me.
His light shone within me
And darkness disappeared.
When I contemplated within I obtained
The rare gem of the Lord’s Name;
In the wake of my bliss
All miseries fled away.
The jewel of my mind became absorbed
In the Lord’s love within;
Whatever now happens, O Lord.
I accept as Thy will.
One who lives in Thy will
Merges in Sahaj.
Says Kabir: My sins have become ineffective,
And my soul is suffused by the One
Who is the life of the entire creation.
In this poem Kabir describes the devotee’s state of bliss on attaining God-realisation. His rounds of transmigration finally come to an end, the dark shadows of doubt and delusion melt away and he is free from all miseries. His mind, initially an obstacle on the spiritual path, becomes an ally when it starts relishing the spiritual joy within. Purified, it becomes still; from tinsel it emerges as a jewel. Realising the supreme authority of the Lord, the devotee accepts all that comes in his life as the Lord’s will, and thereby merges into the state of Sahaj.
O Great Spirit,
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Whose voice we hear in the winds
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
We are small and weak,
We need your strength and wisdom.
Let us walk in Beauty, and make our eyes
Ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make our hands respect the things you have
Made and our ears sharp to hear your voice.
Let us learn the lessons
You have hidden in every leaf and rock.
We seek strength, not to be greater than our brother
But to fight our greatest enemy –
Make us always ready to come to you
With clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
Our spirit may come to you –
This poem was recently presented to Shri Mataji by Canadian Sahaja Yogis.