Photo: Intricate carvings on a stone wheel in the ancient Hindu Sun Temple at Konark, Orissa, India. 13th Century. “The Cosmic wheel”
Bright but hidden, the Self dwells in the heart.
Everything that moves, breathes, opens, and closes
Lives in the Self.
This is the Source of Love
And may be known through love but not through thought.
This is the goal of life.
Here are woven heaven and earth,
Mind and body. Realize this as the One
Behind the many and stop all vain talk.
This is the bridge from death to deathless life.
Where all the nerves meet like spokes in a wheel,
There dwells the One behind the many.
Meditate upon This in the mantram.
This is the guide from death to deathless life.
This Source of Love is before and behind.
It extends to the right and to the left.
It extends above; it extends below.
There is no one here but the This.
This alone is; in truth, This alone is.