Set forth today with a new confidence
Lift up your eyes, create a new history.
Let the old sky be left far behind,
Adorn your world today with a new sky.
If the voices of a new creation resound in your being
You must adorn every particle anew.
This pain of annihilation
Will become the sweet song of new creation.
This darkness of night
Will become the benediction of the sun.
Now let this ancient, decrepit idol of the ages crumble,
Any rock you lay your hand on will become the divine.
You are kin to the Himalayas,
What do the depths of the oceans matter.
Today you must contain the boundless sky in your wings.
...If you wish to cross this roaring ocean
Take life in your hands and plunge into the waves!
Plunge in! Even if you are afraid of drowning, plunge in. All beginners learning swimming feel the fear of drowning. But someone who stops on the bank because of this fear of drowning will never be able to know the joys of swimming and floating. The other shore is far away – and that alone is the destination. One has to go across…only then the meeting with the divine.
Sannyas is nothing but a small boat for crossing to the other shore. It is true that the other shore is not visible, hidden in the mists, and this is why one has to connect with someone who has the eyes to see, this is why one has to be with someone who has eyes so that the melodies fast asleep within you will also awaken, so that the strings of your veena are also struck.
This is why you continue to come, and this coming will have no meaning if you don’t drown in this juice. Then it will be like someone going to a lake but always returning thirsty. A thirst is not quenched just by going to a lake, one has to bend down, cup one’s hands, fill them with water and drink, only then will the being be content.
Sannyas is the process of bending down, of cupping one’s hands.
The second question:
Why are people afraid of such names as Tantra, Vamamarga, Aghorpanth and Nathpanth? Is there no possibility that through a correct analysis and right practice of these paths that people could understand them in a new perspective and not condemn and remain opposed to them?
Taru has asked this question – and not just one, she has asked fourteen questions. I had to count them. She has never done this before. There must be some connection with Gorakh…some sleeping memory that has awakened, some stream has gushed forth.