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by fish Sunday, Jul 17 2005, 8:27am
international / prose/poetry / literature


She Rises
from jungles of night
lotus-headed serpent burns

sweet venom pours (down)
spurts (up)

freed in the night of
from labyrinths

gazing down through mists
mass(es) below

see how they run
see how they run

10. Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes."
(From the Gospel of Thomas)

The poem was inspired by the G.O.T – The saying attributed to Jesus embodies both the spiritual and social aspects of evolution – which are ONE.

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up“ (John 3:14) Jesus here becomes the liberating serpent – transformed from the serpent of bondage. Christians often exclaim, “Jesus lives!” – I would add “yes, in the central nervous system.”

“Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know….” (John 8:28)

The symbolism of the poem is sexual (tantric) – behind the symbols are Ojas, Tejas, Soma, Prana/Apana vayus, Kundalini Sakti - “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field…..” (Genesis 3:1)

In the modern era, Krishnamurti discoursed at length on the unity of individual and cultural consciousness and its manifestation as the social.

Jesus personified the complete individual, cultural, social and spiritual (r)evolution. There is no awakening without full integration.

We are One.

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