Friday, October 29, 2010
from The Doctrine of Infinite Growth
By Dionysius the Areopagite
Lead us up beyond unknowing and light,
up to the farthest, highest peak
of mystic scripture,
where the mysteries of God's Word
lie simple, absolute and unchangeable
in the brilliant darkness of a hidden silence.
Amid the deepest shadow
they pour overwhelming light
on what is most manifest.
Amid the wholly unsensed and unseen
they completely fill our sightless minds
with treasures beyond all beauty.
This beautiful poem by this early Christian mystic, expresses most vividly the connection the mystic of all ages and traditions feels with divine presence. As a devout monk, Dionysius predictably pays tribute to the contribution of sacred text in his profound spiritual consciousness. Yet, the mystic who delights in divine connection, sans text and ideology, also partakes of similar awareness and sense of union. This consciousness may--and often does--include Kundalini as the engine of such enlightened states, for the Kundalini path in its highest manifestation reveals the oneness of self and highest Other.
(The picture above is not of Dionysius, but a representation of Christ as He might have been depicted by an artist in the Eastern Christian tradition. It comes from Wikipedia.)