In light of wisdom

Yesterday I saved some abandoned books before going to a dumpster. When I looked deeper into them I realized that I found such a great treasures! There were bunch of very old books about native american culture, with the most beautiful pictures that I ever saw, and books about their ceremonies, about gathering the plants from the desert, enduring seeds & creating crafts.
Amongst them there was also one of the first books by Carlos Castaneda, teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, and two books by Swami Amar Jyoti. What a great gift from the Universe! It is pretty incredible that they stayed like invisible for others. I wonder who was their previous owner..
I got already very absorbed in reading "In light of wisdom" by Swami Amar Jyoti..english language the same like for me isn't his mother tongue, but he speaks so beautifully the truth from his heart in his short poems..

here is some of my favorite fragments that I read so far:

In one spark of fire
there is the whole fire
it can ignite
whole cities and nations
one spark!

That's how the Truth
of one Person
from age to age
can shake the whole earth.


Desire excites.
Excitement may
elevate us
will depress us
Inspiration elevates
and further.


This is witnessing:
stand apart
from your mind
in the space.
lift up your mind
with the leverage
of your will.


It's dangerous
to be something;
it's foolish
to be nothing;
it's wise
to be everything.


Stop thinking
and start seeing;
then you'll know It.

The time you are trying to explain It,
trying to
understand It,
is the very time
you are missing It.


Freedom is not
Freedom is not
Freedom is
where you feel joy.

Without learning anything
you know everything
and having everything
you are not bound by nothing;
this is the true nature
of a free soul.


Cold hearted people
cannot have knowledge
nor can wise people
stop the love
from their hearts.


Forgetting that Being
you are lost
into the process
of becoming.
You get tied up
with becoming
all the time
you want to be this,
you want to be that.

You don't want to end
the becoming
into Being
wherein lies the whole secret
of becoming.

Becoming is itself not an independent
it's a radiation of Being,
it's a projection of Consciousness,
that basic eternal Essence
which Thou art.


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