“… Nothing is separate, nothing is alone. I am all that I see. All that I smell, taste, touch, feel, think and know. …”  ~ Adyashanti

Adyashanti wrote this poem, the day of, shortly after his “awakening” …

adyashanti awoke am all that i see

Today I awoke, finally I see
the Self has re-turned to the Self.

The Self is none other than the Self.

I am deathless. I am endless. I am free.

The birds outside sing…
The birds outside sing and there am I.

The seeing of leaves on the trees,
that seeing am I.

The body breathes, breathing am I.
I am awake and I know that I am awake.

Seen from the old eyes, everything
is asleep, a game, a delusion.

maple leaves adyashanti seeing leaves

But now I am awake. I am the play.
I am the game. I am the delusion.

I am the enlightenment I sought,
looking everywhere.

Nothing is separate, nothing is alone.

I am all that I see. All that I
smell, taste, touch, feel, think and know.

I am awake and this awakeness is the
same as Shakyamuni Buddha’s.

Today the leaf has returned to the root.

I am all name and form and
beyond all name and form.

I am Spirit, no longer trapped in a body.
I am free. I am free because I am awake.

So ordinary. Who would have thought ?
Who could have guessed?

I am home. I am really home.
Ten thousand life times.

Ten thousand life times but today I am home.
Ten thousand life times but today I am home.

sunset ocean adyashanti ordinary

This is not an experience. This is me.
I am awake. Finally, I am awake.

Nothing has changed, but I am awake.

Before I tasted the root many times
and felt, how delicious.
Today I became the root.
How ordinary.

 

  ~ Adyashanti

For further information about Adyashanti’s background and his teachings, please visit his teacher page on this website, which lets you find blog posts, video posts, articles, books, DVDs, and more … about, and from, him.


Above Poem From: Adyashanti Satsang Transcript When I Awoke 7 March 1999. … found via Poetry Chaikhana
Images: (edited) 1) Beautiful sunrise over the ocean by Serg64, 4) Sunset over ocean at low tide by dimaberkut – both purchased from depositphotos, for use only on our website/social channels (these images are not permitted to be shared separate from this post). 2) Maple Leaves by cocoparisienne, 3) Buddha, Nirvana, by sunpath both are CC0 Public Domain.
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