Flame of Awareness

The flame of awareness
Constantly burning the past
Be alive in the present
Always fresh and new

Let it burn everything:
Greed and hatred
Anger and aggression
Regrets and worries
Leaving no trace behind

Don't be afraid,
Go through it, live through it
Let it burn completely
Leaving no fear behind

Don't be halfhearted,
Enjoy it, experience it
Let it burn thoroughly
Leaving no craving behind
Don't be frightened,
Touch life directly
Burning beliefs and ideals
Judgments and opinions

Don't be scared,
Open to life directly
Burning ego and image
Attachments and identifications

Let it burn everything...
Become empty and free
Pure and innocent
Graceful and love

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CK. Kamaraj
24 November 2018