40 Days of Radiant Words

Day Two

Last words people speak before they pass from this Earth plane are often given weight, so last words offer wisdom to reflect on with regard to their radiance.

Here are the last words Swami Ram Tirth wrote one hour before he died on October 12, 1906:

O death, go and strike  my body: I have millions of bodies to live in.  I will dress myself in the moonbeams, in the gauze made of fine silvery threads, and pass my time in tranquil rest.  I will sing my songs in the form of hill streams and brooks, in the form of the rolling waves; I will move on.  I am the soft-footed wind which walks on in ecstasy.  I am the ever-gliding form which goes on as time.  I descended as waterfalls on the mountain slopes, reviving the faded plants.  I made the roses burst into laughter.  I made the nightingale sing her mournful ditties; I knocked at the doors and woke up the sleeping ones, wiping the tears of the one, blowing off the veil from the face of the other.  I teased those near and also far.  I teased you too.  Lo, I go, I go, with nothing in my possession…

I am grateful I came across these radiant words.  I feel them into me, and they move me on; I am accompanying the swami as the soft-footed wind walking on in ecstasy.  And the roses still laugh.

Please join me in practicing this meditation: Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body

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