In this season of love and light, I wanted to share a passage with you from the Mundaka Upanishad that proclaims the Divine as Love. In Yoga circles, sometimes we say ‘love is all there is’. Here you can see this same idea articulated in a 3000 year old verse.
In the golden city of the heart dwells
The Lord of Love, without parts, without stain.
Know him as the radiant light of lights.
There shines not the sun, neither moon nor star,
Nor flashing lightening, nor fire lit on earth.
The Lord is the light reflected by all.
He shining, everything shines after him.
The Lord of Love is before and behind.
He extends to the right and to the left.
He extends above; he extends below.
There is no one here but the Lord of Love.
He alone is; in truth, he alone is.
(Easwaran, Eknath (1987). The Upanishads, p. 114-15)
Though we’re reading from an Upanishad, this verse seems almost Tantric in its expression of God as extending in all the directions, the mystical source of all light, and yet, smaller than the smallest particle, without parts, dwelling in the heart.
Let’s place the hands on the heart and take a few breaths together over cyberspace. Deep within the lotus of the heart is an infinite expanse of Loving Presence. We are Love!
Wishing you and your friends and family a very happy end of 2019!
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