the hurried creek
pauses in a cold, stony pool
and in sudden stillness
at the distant ocean
the fitful breeze
fades to calm in the afternoon heat
and in catching its breath
as undying tradewinds …
the restless sea
becomes smooth and mirrors the clouds
and in ceasing all motion
its own depths
the weary sun
sinks into the embrace of the horizon
and in resting at last
welcomes other shores
to a new day
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“Nirmala offers satsang in gratitude for the love and grace that flow through his teachers, Neelam and Adyashanti, and for the Truth brought to this world by Ramana Maharshi and H.W.L. Poonja. Advaita satsang is offered as a celebration of the possibility, in every moment, of recognizing the truth of who we are. Nirmala offers a unique vision and a gentle, compassionate approach, which adds to this rich tradition of inquiry into the truth of Being.”~ excerpt from Nirmala’s website.
Here’s Adyashanti on Nirmala: “What is appealing about Nirmala is his humility and lack of pretense, which welcomes whatever arises within the field of experience. In the midst of this welcoming is always an invitation to inquire deeply within, to the core of who and what you are. Again and again, Nirmala points the questions back to the questioner and beyond to the very source of existence itself-to the faceless awareness that holds both the question and the questioner in a timeless embrace.” ~ excerpt from Nirmala’s website.
Above two paragraphs provide a short “BIO” for Nirmala, excerpted from his website, and are in lieu of our Nirmala’s Teacher page, which will be added shortly … and as is typical of our Teacher pages, it will provide a comprehensive view about Nirmala’s background, and teachings.
Poem: The Mystery, from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is also available for free download from Nirmala’s website.
Images: 1) long-exposure-autumn-waterfalls by Forest Wander, CC BY-SA 2.0, 2) The calm after the storm, Port Lincoln South Australia by Jacqui Barker, CC BY 2.0, #s3) (also Featured) & 4) by tpsdave & CCO Public Domain : 3) Newport Beach Sunset, 4) California Sunset.