Serenity comes only with surrender,
trusting all is ultimately one.
Duality is merely a pretender,
playing on life’s stage with light; (it’s fun)!
Illusion is composed of form and gender,
planets, moon and stars, and blazing sun.
But death compacts us all with cosmic blender-
when atoms merge, apparent form’s undone.
Though sure of this, I sometimes still forget,
but then you’re there to pull the veils aside,
revealing views that teach me not to let
my focus on pure consciousness slip-slide
away and hide the truth that’s firmly set,
yet can be falsified by stubborn tide
when Mind is caught in habit’s sticky net,
aligned with sadness, anger, greed or pride.
If I did not have you, Beloved Mother and Master,
my life might have resulted in disaster!
– by Rama Devi Nina (USA)