A Dakini night

Photo taken in Malibu by AlexA Dakini Night

—Traktung Khepa

He said:

You will remember,

like a quick wisp,

a small flutter… there, then gone.

You will remember the way you prowled the streets

and the way your fingers brushed across the twilight.

You will remember the buzzing of little bees

and the extent of the silence.

You will remember conflict and loss,

thickets of berries,

the hands of a small child, the spokes of a wheel,

the fragrance of night air,

the tangle of your consort’s hair.

You will remember all this

and then your heart will break

into a thousand shards, like wounds

and each of these will become a form, a body,

a water moon, a magical appearance,

a rainbow, a mirage, a dream, a moment’s hope.

I replied:

There is no rainbow, no mirage, no water moon.

There’s no one to see it, and nothing to be seen.

This virtuous moment

never was and will never end.

No Buddha descended, no beings were lost,

no dream-like Victor saved them

from sufferings they never had.

There is no suffering, no end of suffering,

and so on, right until this moment.

He said:

Yes, and still your heart will break,

and still the bitter-sweet pain will fill you,

and still the myriad worlds will turn and spin,

and still you will appear again,

and again, and again

until every being who never was

is freed from suffering.

Night was falling into silence.

The twilight sun splayed

in a thousand rays and droplets.

Mind from the heart flowed

through the corridor of the eyes

and became the only love.

It is not that I was wrong;

rather, it was that he was right.

The fragrant flower closed in upon itself

as dusk turned to dark.


About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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One Response to A Dakini night

  1. Steve says:

    Leaves me speechless, except… Wow!

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