nirmala sun behind clouds

rain falls
within the endless awareness
the sun still shines
behind the clouds

nirmala empty peace

loss rips
at the heart of love
empty peace still rests
at the source of tears

nirmala hillsides life rises

floods wash
away the precious hillsides
life rises to the surface
for another breath of joy

nirmala quiet still throat nowhere

thoughts race
across the mind’s attention
quiet still sings

from the throat of nowhere
nirmala river of time
pure freedom remains
when all else is
           swallowed in the river of time

~ Nirmala

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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.

Nirmala’s Stillness Speaks Teacher Page will be coming soon... and as is typical of our Teacher pages, it will provide a comprehensive view about his background, and work..

Poem 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) beach from pxhere, 2) Winter Landscape by AlainAudet, 4) Negative Space by 8moments, 5) River by JordanHoliday – These four are CCO Public Domain. 3) Solokhaul, Russia by Aleksey GnilenkovCC BY 2.0.

 

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