Who is the giver?
What is given, and to whom?
and the receiver, who is that?
and what is gotten?
Who is the teacher?
What is taught, and to whom?
Who is the knower of That?
and what is known?
Upon knowing, upon realization
what will that one say?
or having said that -
of what value is it?
What can that one hope to gain -
What does that one have to give?
Is there any value in what such a one
would offer us?
What has been gained?
What great jewel has that one found?
Of what use is his tapasya?
Of what use his penance?
At the end, in the desire to give
in the hope that what will be given
be of value and worth, lies a quandry.
The evidence of the value of what would be given,
does not yet shine in the life of that one having arrived.
There is no evidence, “but the giving itself.”
After the giving, after the sowing
the crop bares fruit, not otherwise.
Yet the Sadhu would give only what has value.
But who is the knower of that value?
To the one desiring to give
arises the desire that what would be given,
be of value to the receiver.
That one desiring so, cannot see the worth
until after the fruit is eaten.
The taste of truth is not given by the giver
nor does it exist in the sweet words uttered;
“That” lies only in the arising of love
in the receiver.
Giving belongs to God, to the consciousness,
never to the Sadhu.
and it is also the consciousness
that is the receiver of the gifts.
Yet the Sadhu mutters, “I will not give
a thing which has no value”.
He does not realize that wealth
has no value unless used for the good of all!
Selfishness has no part in truth
nor any part in Love. Love that is selfish
is just that; “Selfish”
It is that which excludes and disqualifies
us from realization due to selfhood;
Due to I-Ness and Me-ness.
Due to ownership, an I exists!
Due to the mere desire to give
there is a giver, an “I”!
True Wisdom is not great knowledge
nor the ownership of understanding;
Wisdom is the realization of charity.
Thus what can be given with wisdom
can only be what is loving to all.
Which knowledge is that, and who is the knower of it?
Which knowledge is for the good of all
and who could be the giver of that?
The knowledge can only be knowledge of the One Self
And the giver of such as that,
can only be one who has realized that self.
Who is the receiver of great wisdom, of great love?
and who the giver? It is certainly not the one
crying from the mountain-top;
Nor is it the one who seeks value in giving;
It is not the one who seeks to be paid homage
neither is it the one seeking absolution.
The receiver and the giver are but one.
There can be thus no gain, nor any loss
for in the acceptance of the receiver -
the giver is also the receiver.
Wisdom is charity, nothing more.
While it is Love that is the hidden force
of consciousness and the knower of the known.
Having known everything, it is time to give.
At this time what can be received?
but the knowledge of “The Love of The One Self”
What can be given?
Nothing what-so-ever, but “The Love of The One Self”.
In this way, the one having arrived nowhere
comes home……….. Home to the heart!
Home to Love……. The light then shines.