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Lord, Give Me the Strength

There is something that happened to me in 1998 that I'd like to tell you.

It was a very tumultuous time for me.  One day I was at my wit's end.  I did not know if I could make it through the day. Before I left for work, a little bird told me to open up Swami  Rama's book, Sadhana. I opened the book, at random, to page 69, and read this passage:

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Four Poems


Guided by my Guru
A Pilgrimage to take
Rugged hills and bustling towns
No impression make
In silence I sit wrapped in shawl
To hand out bananas
Our driver taking one
Here a boarder guard
With expression bland as he looks within
Driver not perturbed - both babble in a foreign tongue
Serene I sit with heart pounding
I hope he doesn’t ask for passport
As driver hands him a banana in exchange for a pass
The guard once more looks within. Our eyes meet.
In silence lowering eye lids I nod my head
Mala playing in my hand
Let through. At last, he gives a nod.
Such a tale to tell,
Our driver happily laughs.
Revealing all
I told the boarder guard the banana was Prasad
Prasad from Mata Gee
Silence broken
A bubble of laughter left my lips
Spirit lifted mala flowing
Light added to our journey’s flow.

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Poem Offerings

I. Vaishytha's Cave

The blue green Ganges
gushes through the mountain gorge
to water the fields of India.

So, too, my world heart
Pours peace upon
open souls.

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