“Shri Guru Charanam Shri Hari Sharanam”
Last night in some sacred space
I took refuge in the guru and in the teachings of the dharma
There weren’t any incense,
No bells, nor monks in robes
I didn’t travel to the majestic temples, Or some hill to find a beautiful soul sitting with his blanket.
No the journey was much deeper and farther into the depths of being.
I found the guru, hidden in my heart
It is he that had been calling, he that had been leading, he that had been teaching, he that had been learning.
As I surrendered my mind, my will, my very being over to the guru, I found I was with him all along
And that I was only taking refuge in my heart.
I only surrendered to love. And love consumed me.