for the Month of April
Bliss of Higher Vision
Poem for the month:
Men and women of vision, stand firm!
Hold fast to thy faith!
These blinking lights that come at the dark hours of night,
These thick clouds that gather round the sun to veil its face,
Are but passing phantoms.
They are unreal--fleeting illusions to distract our minds
from high vision.
Be thou steadfast, unwavering like yon mountain.
The light above, that once shed its glow upon thy path,
Is yet watching over thee from beyond the clouds.
Stand firm in faith:---and never lower thy gaze!
From the Bhagavad
The one who is satisfied with wisdom and direct vision of Truth, who has conquered the sense and is ever undisturbed, to whom a lump of earth, a stone and gold are the same, that one is said to be a saint of established wisdom.