Giant jasmine full moon
spreads scented lights through skies
so the heart lilies open, bloom
breeze their fragrances to waft
lift earth-dwellers’ minds aloft<

spread, perfume all attuned minds;
such perfume named all-cosmos Guru
pours into every world’s very pores
perennial endless wisdom true

May your thus Guru-perfumed mind
scatter its fragrance far and wide
wash the smelly ill thoughts aside

so the world enraptured, be-stilled
wrapped in a motherly perfume’s cloak
— You, to delicate lianas a sturdy oak —
may rest in your high elevating
jasmine-moon-sweet Guru-mind

May Gurus of all lineages above
looking at you freely rain down
loving glances of soothing compassion
listening to your sonorous teaching voice
among themselves in their kailasha rejoice.

* * * Swami Veda Bharati * * *
7 July 2009

Editor’s note:

Guru Purnima Message from Swami Veda Bharati 2009