The Final Word
Guidance from a Master
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….
Continue meditating, my child.
I will clear your doubts one day – these doubts
that come to mind, don’t speak of them now.
And I won’t inquire about your meditation. 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.
Then keep gazing at the swans who appear –
soon you’ll come to see your Self.
But still don’t leave your meditation.
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