Sanskrit Verse #1 — In The Cave of the Heart…

This beautiful verse has been percolating in my mind for the past several weeks. I find its practicality and oceanic wisdom to be particularly inspiring.

hṛdaya-kuhara-madhye kevala-brahma-mātram

aham aham iti sākṣad ātma rūpena bhāti

hṛdi viśa manasā svam cinvatā mājjatā vā

pavana-calana-rodhād ātma-niṣtho bhava tvam

In the center of the cave of the heart there is only Brahman.

Manifesting through the form of the Self as just “I.”

With your mind, gathering and merging itself, or,

through controlling the movement of the breath, enter into the heart.

Be established within as the Self.

—Ramana Maharshi

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elyse Overdyk
    Mar 04, 2010 @ 13:49:38

    Thank you, Josh, for exposing us to more beautiful mantra. Sanskrit settles deep within like no other language, and heals and calms the mind, body and spirit. Thank you for sharing your gifts!


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