Satnam Meditation (Calm Mix)

“All is truth without exception”

– Walt Whitman

Meditation on “Satnam,” which means “true name” or “true essence.”

For several related poems and quotes by Shiv, Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others, see the Poetry and Quotes tabs.

Satinam hai sab te nyara”

– Kabir
– Translated to English by Rabindranath Tagore
Original Post

THE true Name is like none other name!
The distinction of the Conditioned from the Unconditioned is but a word:
The Unconditioned is the seed, the Conditioned is the flower and the fruit.
Knowledge is the branch, and the Name is the root.
Look, and see where the root is: happiness shall be yours when you come to the root.
The root will lead you to the branch, the leaf, the flower, and the fruit:
It is the encounter with the Lord, it is the attainment of bliss, it is the reconciliation of the Conditioned and the Unconditioned.

All Is Truth

– By Walt Whitman

O me, man of slack faith so long,
Standing aloof, denying portions so long,
Only aware to-day of compact all-diffused truth,
Discovering to-day there is no lie or form of lie, and can be none,
but grows as inevitably upon itself as the truth does upon itself,
Or as any law of the earth or any natural production of the earth does.

(This is curious and may not be realized immediately, but it must be
I feel in myself that I represent falsehoods equally with the rest,
And that the universe does.)

Where has fail’d a perfect return indifferent of lies or the truth?
Is it upon the ground, or in water or fire? or in the spirit of man?
or in the meat and blood?

Meditating among liars and retreating sternly into myself, I see
that there are really no liars or lies after all,
And that nothing fails its perfect return, and that what are called
lies are perfect returns,
And that each thing exactly represents itself and what has preceded it,
And that the truth includes all, and is compact just as much as
space is compact,
And that there is no flaw or vacuum in the amount of the truth–but
that all is truth without exception;
And henceforth I will go celebrate any thing I see or am,
And sing and laugh and deny nothing.

Quotes Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin:

What we are all looking for, even though we are searching in the most improbable places, is infinite wisdom, infinite joy, infinite love. In other words, we are trying to discover our real nature. At the very core of our being is a spark of purity, of perfection, of divinity. When we learn to identify less and less with that which is subject to change and more and more with this core of perfection, we are gradually moving closer to this supreme goal.

Shiv on Emily Dickinson’s poetry

Original Post

There are many kinds of solitude. There is the solitude of space, of all the planets and stars in the sky quietly being. The solitude of the sea experienced by those laying on the beach listening to the waves. The solitude of death, when a loved one departs. But for every solitude in the society of solitudes, there is a solitude that is profounder, one that is different – has a different polarity. And that is a soul admitted to itself. Ekonkar! The oneness, that is finite, one, yet infinite, and endless. Finite infinity. Ekonkar. What a beautiful definition of Ekonkar. And a startling observation that the soul admittance to one’s self is that Ekonkar. The true identity of self. Satnam.

To be nobody but yourself
-ee cummings

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

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