12/06/2016

Birth

In the ancient Shiva Sutras of India, it is written: "Let the mind descend into the heart." In the Philocalia, ancient Christian writings on prayer, it is written: "Let the mind descend into the heart."

This is the first and last instruction for spiritual practice, for the beginner and the advanced, for the East and the West, the left and the right.

Let your mind descend into your heart. Rest in the goal before the path arises. Become the Light that is born from the womb of divine darkness, and irradiate the world.


Painting, 'Dalit Madonna' by Jyoti Sahi

1 comment:

Mystic Meandering said...

"Become the Light that is born from the womb of divine darkness, and irradiate the world..." Yes! I have experienced this before in the form of "devotion", the heart-centered, child-like innocence of "devotion." Then Light effortlessly emanates/irradiates, and I don't get wrapped up in words or concepts as I am prone to do... Just resting in the Illumined Heart... Thank you!