Love is unconditional, It does not judge.
Love has no boundaries, it does not choose.
Love is nowhere specific, it does not rest.
I create circumstances, I conclude.
I create limitations, I decide.
I am particular, I let up.
Therefore, I offer myself as a payment. You can have me.
This teaching is a prayer for death, because one must actually come in contact with that purifying flame that wipes clean the dispositions of the mind and reveals the ground or absolute. These dispositions are the tendencies of the exclusive me or ego that finds its identity in “I am the body and mind.” Giving rise to suffering.
When one realizes that it is “me” that stands in the way, that same “me” cries out and offers itself as a living sacrifice to the Source or Lord of All.
As ego incarnate:
“I am not here to stand but to kneel.
I am not here to be fulfilled but emptied.
I am not here to begin but to end.
I am not here to gain but to lose.
I am not here to take but to serve:
You can have me.”
Grace is what fills the body once you have emptied it.
One cannot go all the way without that concrete aspect and secret relationship with the Beloved. Eventually It chooses the aspirant because the devotee has chosen It to the exclusion of all other endeavors! And one becomes That.
Since it is the Source of all things once united, one inherits all things, including there former personality which comes back refined and perfectly under the control of the Self. To love the Source is to inadvertently love all that springs from It, while bypassing the details.
All I know is that I do not know.
Which makes me know:
I am capable of knowing.
In spite of the fears beneath the bones-beyond the anger.
Across the fluttering fields of thought- above the strands of time.
Here and now rests the perfect love as it is-in all things times and places.
A perfect reflecting surface for the play of opposites-playground for pointless wins and losses.
For You. For Us. For One.
Awareness identifying with the body,
which becomes identification with the senses;
which becomes identification with experience
which becomes identification with memory:
which becomes identification with thought,
which becomes identification with form;
which becomes identification with the transient-
which becomes identification with decay.
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