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

 

is

 

the timeless

 

freedom from the known

 

Simply Being

 

the magic fire of life itself

 

crackling aliveness

 

expressed

 

by heat and flames

 

untouched by shallow names

 

Still

 

the silent knowing 

 

of all that is coming and going

 

is

 

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.
Ken
2018-10-19


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.
Ashe
2018-10-14