Alan Jacobs Advaita Vedanta
SONNETS OF EXPERIENCE
Why spend time reading more trivial books?
Filling mind with busy bewildering words.
Words are like noisy birds cawing like rooks,
If a Jnani speaks it's meant for ears to have heard.
The Self can't be found in any book or tome,
It can only be known in one's heart at home.
Mind's ever chattering why feed it with more
Ideas and concepts merely to amuse or bore.
Each life's a strand of predestined karma,
The whole forms a perfect panorama,
A woven tapestry of rich world drama
"God rules" said Sri Bhagavan Ramana.
The world riddle's unsolved by reading and talking,
But meditation and sadhana will end all squawking.