Who can keep a blazing fire tied in a cotton cloth?
why not plunge into union
with the Great Goddess Kali?
Discover that your spiritual anxiety
to be without the slightest ground.
The obscure night of your religion quest is over
and the day of truth is dawning.
The sunlight of Mother Wisdom instantly pervades
the landscape of awareness,
for darkness is not a substance that offers resistance.
Precious Kai, you have risen as the morning sun,
opening the lotus center of my subtle perception
to your naked, timeless radiance.
Proliferating systems of ritual and philosophy
attempt to throw dust into the eyes
of the eternal wisdom that abides in every soul.
How can any system transcend the play of relativity?
But when relative existence is revealed
as the country fair of Mother’s sheer delight,
there are no teachers and nothing to teach,
no students and nothing to learn.
The actors and their lines a simply expressions
of the Wisdom Goddess
who directs this entire drama.
Be confident that you will soon awaken fully
as the essence of her reality.
The courageous lover tastes the bliss of the Beloved
and enters the secret city of the Goddess,
passing beyond the threshold of ecstasy
into the open expanse of enlightenment.
Astonished by this sudden journey,
Mother’s poet now sings madly:
“My delusion is gone, gone, utterly gone!
Who can obscure truth?
Who can keep a blazing fire tied in a cotton cloth?” ~ Ramprasad