Sky of Bats Outshined By Bright

The mind is like a cave of bats. 
Countless eyes are suspended in darkness, with sharp feet 
clinging to the convolutions of the brain, 
hiding from light. 
The billions of thoughts and images swarm out 
in the dark night sky of mind, 
lusting and hungry for their objects.
What can be done? 
No struggle in the sky 
can cause this numberless herd to vanish. 
But if attention itself is simply turned to the light, 
the inward crowd dissolves, 
and the cave and the sky dissolve in the night-rise, 
passing beyond the day into Brightness.

And what is that light by which the mind is vanquished, if only attention is surrendered there? It is the All-Pervading Current of Vibratory Life, in which the body, the brain, and the world are floating. And it is the Transcendental Consciousness, from which attention and then thought both rise, the way a bat follows sound into darkness with an open mouth to be fed.

Avatar  Adi  DSamraj

© 2010 The Da Love-Ananda Samrajya Pty Ltd, as trustee for 
the Da Love-Ananda Samrajya. 
All rights reserved. Perpetual copyright claimed


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