In the cloud raindrops swirl

by Kalidas (Lawrence Edwards)


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In the cloud raindrops swirl,
In the mind -- thoughts.
Ha! There is no rainmaker!

-- from Kali's Bazaar: Gifts of Devotion to the Divine, Buddhist Wisdom, and Kundalini Yoga Tantra, by Lawrence Edwards

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

The mere mention of clouds and raindrops invites a quiet, meditative state. So let's meditate on this moment...

Thoughts swirl in the mind like raindrops within a cloud. But within the cloud there seems to be no maker of the rain; watery drops just appear and dance about. Just so in the mind, when we truly investigate: there is no one, no "me" producing the thoughts that appear, dance about, and fall to earth. There is no rainmaker. There are thoughts with no thinker --

...The sort of meditation dewy Monday morning were made for.



Recommended Books: Kalidas (Lawrence Edwards)

Kali's Bazaar: Gifts of Devotion to the Divine, Buddhist Wisdom, and Kundalini Yoga Tantra The Soul's Journey: Guidance from the Divine Within Kundalini Rising: Exploring the Energy of Awakening





In the cloud