The fire of freedom


"If you want to be free, live in the realm of the unknown,

You enslave your Self when you live in the realm of the known.

Liberation comes when you slip out of bondage into the unknown.

You will know you're in the unknown because you will feel wonder.

It cannot be faked."

                                                        Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


"I am not seen but am the seer,

I am not heard but am the hearer.

I am not thought of but am the thinker,

never known but the knower, I am your self,

your inner director, your immortal one.

I am always and never all the time."

                                 Brihadaranyaka Upanishad




The wonder known in not knowing




the timeless


freedom from the known


Simply Being


the magic fire of life itself


crackling aliveness




by heat and flames


untouched by shallow names




the silent knowing 


of all that is coming and going




constantly glowing





Poetry by Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-10-13 at 11:43

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ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Like and appresate this work, Nils.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Your poem is thoughtful and offers some hope during these dreadful days. Is it possible to stay within the realm of the unknown while the known glows on? It's a poem that is very philosophical and makes us wonder. Nicely done.