Master Guides His Disciple
Meditate deeply three times a day
in search of the Light
that’s your soul.
Close yourself to the world
with thumbs in ears, eyes closed.
This is the way you open to meeting
the Self that shines within you –
the face of life itself,
the face that fills the universe.
But don’t stop there, my son,
search for your master beyond all this.…
I tell you now:
first see whiteness, then bright moonlight,
then the sun like a great firefly in the sky.
Keep on searching, sit steady at the eye centre.…
Soon the Imperishable, the Lord of body and soul,
will appear in your heart.
Keep on gazing, Eknath –
finally you’ll see that he is you.
Eknath in Many Voices, One Song