For Baba Muktananda
Don’t speak to me of Liberation
O great yogis who hide in caves
afraid of this silly world.
Mother Maya has you in her clutches
now more than ever.
If your eyes were clear
you’d never speak of such nonsense as
bondage and liberation,
life and death,
the wheel of samsara.
Walk with me
and see things as they are.
Do not be afraid of wine, women, and children.
Drop your desire to be holy or great.
Drop your desire for enlightenment and liberation.
Drop everything finally for all
and rest in the Natural State.
Then you will see
you have always been free
and all of your antics and anxieties
are mere dribble from a fool’s mouth.
There is only Shiva.