Dharana on Rock n Roll

The following poem is inspired by the 112 Dharana’s (meditations) described in the gorgeous versus of the Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. This poem was composed on the flight home from Indonesia in November, where I rediscovered a part of myself that had been missing. The essential point of these tantras is that anything, really, can serve as a source of meditation leading you through that doorway into the inner luminosity residing beneath the surface of EVERYTHING.
 
DHARANA ON ROCK N ROLL
 
Find first the stillness
in your breath
Feel its sweetness
in your throat
 
Hear your heartbeat
 
Can you conjure
rock n roll
from silence, feel
the pagan dance
that’s pulsing through
your veins?
 
And with this beat
look into infinite emptiness,
Visualize the album art
hinting at the blissful
music within you
then spill paint
like warm blood across
blank white canvas
evoking and invoking
the myriad
gods and creatures
as energies that spring
the step and sway
the hips in dance.
 
Start a new day, again
rising like the sun,
sitting in stillness
linking the radiance
of your breath
to the radiance
of the sun
 
Inhale
the rock n roll
throbbing in your veins
 
Exhale your truth
tongue touching chin
with the roar
of lion’s breath.
 
Radiant Spleen 12-30-16
 
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The dark side of enlightenment, the light side of endarkenment.
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