MYSTIC POEMS: “Tell me, what are you doing now, Mind?” by Mahendranath Battacharya

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“Tell me, what are you doing now, Mind?”

 

 

Tell me, what are you doing now, Mind,
sitting there with a blind eye?
There’s someone in your own house
but you’re so oblivious
you’ve never noticed!
There’s a secret path
with a small room at the end —
and what an amazing sight inside:
caskets filled with jewels
that you never even knew about.
There’s a lot of coming and going along that path.
Go, upstairs, to the highest room,
and you’ll see the moon rising.

Premik says excitedly,
Keep your eyes open;
if you want to be awake in yoga
you must travel this secret way.

by Mahendranath Battacharya

India (1843 – 1908) Timeline
Yoga / Hindu : Shakta

English version by Rachel Fell McDermott
Original Language Bengali

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. This is so beautiful and powerful poem for our mind, Amira and for a moment rest and let our mind not wander anywhere. Great poetic words of bliss.

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    1. Oh what a beautiful and insightful comment dear Kamal!!! So true! If we could just quiet the mind to see the treasure within… ❤

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      1. Yes for a few minutes quiet the mind and treasure what is really ours. Welcome so much dear Amira.

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