“CENTERING PRAYER, A BUDDHIST CONSIDERATION.” a poem, a.k.a.: “Being Truly Centered In The Body.” 10/15/19 [Tuesday].
There was, IthinkI remember, somethingCalled a “Centering Prayer,”
A Buddhist meditation, which I learned “up there.”
I was upon A LOFTY MOUNTAIN TOP, awayFrom”[The]Din&Flurry,”
Of This Life’s existence; it made me kind of teary.
I heard THE VOICE OF NATURE and felt The Power of GOD;
I went into “my core of cores,” beyond MYspiritAnd “bod.”
I went to Sweet Nirvana and tasted NectarDivine;
“THE CENTERING PRAYER IS HOLY? ItCanMake you feel so fine;
You’ll vibrate ever gently, and some say that you swoon,
Dancing very quietly, communing with The Moon.
I drifted on forever and then returned to Earth;
The Doshi,* (s)he embraced me; I had experienced “Second Birth.”
I breathed, I lived I AM eternal and sublime.
“Here, here,” (s)he said; “haveAmorselOfBread and a wedge of lime;
COME, BELOVED VOYAGER, BACK INTO ‘THIS ROOM;’
NOW,” (S)HE SAID (kind of quietly): “SWEEPtheDOJOwithTHIS BROOM.”
For, Centering Prayers are excellent soYou’llKNOWthatYouAreSPIRIT,
But, then it’s time to GETbackTOwork. “Oh, Lord, doI have to hear it?”
WhoWantsToHearAboutToil&sweat NOWthat ‘BACK HERE’ youHave entered?”
“That’s Life,” said(s)heWithAknowingSmile, “ifYouWantToBe TRULY’centered.’ “
- – a “teacher,” in some spiritual traditions, who is HOLY, often “holier than Thou.” In the Hindi language, it is someone who carries things in a sack, intending to peddle them.