Tulsidas - Vinaya Patrika 48
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Poems of Tulsidas - translated by Professor John Stratton Hawley
The flame offered to Ram
extinguishes the flame of pain;
It burns up sin and sorrow,
burns down to the root of lust.
In a lovely mist of incense,
in a row of splendid lamps
Its ritual rhythm-the hand-claps-
scares the bird of sin away.
It dissipates the darkness, the dumbness,
from the house, the heart, of devotees;
it casts wide the net of purest truth.
It is the frosty night that chills
the lotuses of this dark age:
the lurching, the drunkenness, the rage.
It is the messenger girl of liberation
embodied in a flash of lightning,
The fingers of the moon spread out to catch
and lift the lotuses of the night-
the forest of those who flee for refuge.
It is the force of a multitude of Kalis
pitted against the buffalo of Tulsi's pride.
The source of the experienceTulsidas
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBelieving in the spiritual world
Squash the big I am