Somewhere out there, an operator plugged in
the wire of your voice to the switchboard
of Arkansas where I am
happy to accept the charges—an act so antique
I think of Sputnik beeping
overhead, lovers petting in Buicks
and glowing with the green of radium dials.
But what you’ve called to say is lost
in the line’s wreckage of crackle and static.
The night you went away
the interstate glowed red beneath the flaring
fins of your father’s Cadillac.
Now this collect call
from outer space & what you’ve called to say
is clear at last: Among stars
lovers come and go easy as you please. It’s the gravity
of Earth that makes letting go so hard.
Question: How will the silent mind come?
Papaji: It will come if you don’t allow the mind to hold anything which appears and disappears. Find out where mind goes and guide it to its source. This source is the Source of happiness and here it will not get a constant beating. But even when the mind is battled you feel you are battled, it is not so. Don’t allow the mind to go out and don’t allow even the desire to go out. Do this by knowing that the Source within is a priceless diamond. Very few people know the value of this diamond that they Are.
— Papaji (via oceanandwave)