Monday, February 8, 2016

When Your Are Found

kadācitkvāpi labhyo’si yogenetīśa vañcanā /
anyathā sarvakakṣyāsu bhāsi bhaktimatāṁ katham //16//

When Your existence is found and realized at a particular period and at a particular place–say [within the] heart or between the two eyebrows or [some particular place] like that–and by the performance of some particular yoga, You are found, this kind of finding You is only a deceit to the finder. It is only a deceit or deception. Actually, they don’t find You. You are not found this way.

---from Śivastotrāvalī of Utpaladeva, translated by Swami Lakshmanjoo.

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