The Innermost Heart

As I prepare for a workshop on the Bhagavad Gita, I decided to review some new translations and editions of this timeless classic, and have been particularly moved and entranced by Graham M. Schweig's new translation - Bhagavad Gita: Tthe Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song.

His textual illuminations were brief but packed with delicious insights and so many priceless gems. It inspired this poem:

The Innermost Heart

The Supreme Secret
of the Bhagavad Gita
Is God's yearning
for the love of souls

The Yoga of the Gita
Is nothing more
And nothing less--
Than the Yoga of the Heart

The heart is a hermitage,
And within our innermost heart and realm--
Is our most Secret Chamber
And Sanctuary for the Beloved,
Where Divine yearning for our love
Is fully consummated

Herein lies the Supreme Secret
Of the Gita:
We are loved fully,
Deeply,
And unconditionally by God:
No other love satisfies.

When we listen
To the sweetly intoxicating
And Immortal Song
Sung by the Beloved,
We are passionately driven
To commune in the most exquisite
And Sacred Rapture, calling us
Into an irresistible embrace
Transmuting our every act
Into an eternal offering of Love.

Ahhh!

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