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UNTANGLING I feel A need To be Freed …….
GREETING Hello there We’ve found each other It is my understanding That you are my sister Or my brother I have journeyed far To be here with you From beyond time and space I’ve come to see you Let’s sit together And share some time While I try to tell you about This life of mine The thoughts in me That flow to thee Have the energy To set us free Even heavy things Will be all right Just let them rest And share some light …….
BEING RECEPTIVE Reading me Can be like day or night Depending on If you’re feeling wrong or right The time to drink This water I give Is when you thirst And yearn to live So if my words Seem out of synch Just let it be And forgo the drink ……. 4 .
SAMEOL SAMEOL There is nothing new In this book Everything Has been said before Everything Has been done before Everything That can be known Is already known ……. 5 .
DANCING Take a chance Open the door And take a glance Step on the floor And have a dance To hear you must listen To see you must look The things I can show you Don’t come from no book ……. 6 .
7 . THE BEGINNING There once was a man Who had a faith A faith based on a vision In this vision There was light Will we see? From this vision Came a song Will we hear? …….
FUTILITY What good is light To a blind person? What good is music To a deaf person? What good is food To a dead person? ……. 8 .
SANCTUARY There is a place Very close to me A place that I can go A place that I can be There is a place Not very far away With a secret path So I may not stray No sound is there No walls around Not a breath of wind There peace abounds I can come and go Just as I please And when I’m there I feel at ease ……. 9 .
10 . SALVATION I have never been born And I will never die And The Lord is my constant companion Through Him I am born into the flesh And through Him I die from the flesh But I am forever Just as The Lord is forever For I was made in His image This I know because By His grace He has shown it to me He came in a burst of light And an explosion of salvation And a shower of loving rain As a Lion came He And saved me from death And He showed me His love And he showed me His wisdom And many things Wonders beyond wonders But above all He said to me Know that I Am …….
THE BIRD I was sitting in a basket On the back of a giant bird Its wings were brilliant white And their sound could well be heard How I came to be there I’ll never ever know But the view that I was getting Was a most remarkable show We were flying over a giant canyon Even bigger than The Grand The whole place was on fire There was no place to land I could see boiling pools of lava To this there seemed no end I heard the sound of crumbling rocks This place wasn’t heaven sent The canyon sides were red with heat There was a loud crack and hiss It was a scary place indeed For me a good place to miss I got a little frightened I could not bear this place Until I saw the bird my friend And the smile upon his face I knew that very moment This place was not for me The bird was flying over This abyss and its boiling sea The things I will remember About this strange place Is the sound of wings flapping And the smile on that bird’s face ……. 11 .
12 . FRIENDS I made some friends In years I left behind There was one thing different about them I met them in my mind They were very special people Who came from up the track They spent a little time with me And made sure I wouldn’t turn back They had a way of speaking Quite clever I would find They used to tell me stories With pictures in my mind I also have to mention A thing you rarely see It was the power of their love And they were loving me They seemed to have a great concern That I would be all right Their smiles shone like the midday sun They would help me through the night For a time I was speechless Not knowing what to say Then I just loved them back And went happily on my way …….
13 . VESNA I have a guardian angel She has just a little face She has these tiny little wings And a dress of golden lace She wears a white breastplate With the cross of Christ thereon That’s just so no one doubts Where she is coming from She sometimes wields a lance And helps to give me freedom And the way she goes about it Is to run it through a demon Well she’s very good at that Keeping me a free man Because whenever I lose my way She sticks it to that demon She is a gift to me A gift from way above A blessing full of grace A little angel full of love …….
14 . THE TEACHER Once I had a teacher It was some time back He showed me something special And put me on the narrow track Silent and still He came to me And gave me his eyes With which to see My life had changed In a flash of light My eyes could tell Between wrong and right I truly am a lucky man For fate to be so kind His teaching was like a cool drink For a parched and thirsty mind I’m older now And still I do remember When my teacher came In stillness one September …….
15 . THE IN‐BETWEEN TIME I walk alone Night after lonely night Under the starry sky Pondering my plight And then one time It came to me The realization that The in‐between time it be It is the time When all is still A strange phenomenon Between heaven and hell A time before The time to come A time just after Old things are done A kind of time When things stand still The sort of time to have When you’ve got time to kill It’s kind of like a time And kind of like a place It’s just the in‐between time Time out in inner space The in‐between time A place which has me grinning Because now I know It’s the time before the new beginning …….
16 . TALKING TO GOD Dearest Papa I am sorry today I am sorry for my anger I am sorry for my discontentment I am sorry for my lust I am sorry for my selfishness I am really sorry These conditions are a heavy burden On my shoulders and my mind Lord Rest and peace are a stranger to me I cannot even imagine What life would be like If I had the strength To throw off these heavy burdens I am sorry for them today Lord And I was wondering If You could help me unload them Please …….
ANOTHER BEGINNING It’s midday in the temple Already half the day is done I think I must have lost my way Cause I’m back where I started from It’s a place I’ve been before It’s somewhere that I know There is no place quite like it A good place from which to go I have a lot of options Could do this or could do that But I better forget about them And give destiny a bat The road I’ll walk is narrow No more than just a track There are not many on it And no one’s looking back There is a man upon it Who once hung upon a cross He said it was the way to go With no concern for gain or loss He said not many people take it This track of which I write It takes courage strength conviction And the grace of a guiding light The way is long and winding A struggle all the way But He said that it was worth it And that He’d help me if He may ……. 17 .
18 . CENTERING Getting back On the track Is nothing more Than a snack I am sorry But you don’t have to forgive me I forgive you But you don’t have to be sorry I love you But you don’t have to love me …….
MAKIN IT You gotta have A strong commitment To the Lord ……. 19 .
20 . YOU And as I saw You I loved You And in the end It really didn’t matter To be To see To feel To see You there And You are real … …….
DRINKING FROM THE SPRING I am drawn to You Gently lovingly patiently I am drawn to You Like a thirsty man Is drawn to the stream And as I drink I see And as I see I know And as I know I thank Thee ……. 21 .
22 . THE WATER Love Is Light Is Life …….
23 . QUENCHED This is what I drank And that was what I saw And I was blown away And felt mighty good In my heart And It was very quiet all around As this great thing happened Thank You …….
BEING Love is being Not behaving Faith is being Not speaking Living is being Not acting ……. 24 .
HOLDING ON Innocence Is a precious gift Purity Is a virtue Celibacy Is freedom ……. 25 .
26 . NEAR TO YOU In you despair Remember That I am with you That I am near you Right there And remember In My universe Anything is possible So keep believing That I love you Cause I do …….
THINKING It’s not necessary To think so much Life will continue to unfold The young will surely become old And tales will still be told If we don’t think so much ……. 27 .
28 . ENLIGHTENMENT In the old days In the really really old days The old men of weathered skin And rough clothing Used to say Maybe while sitting around a fire Smoking and drinking And laughing They used to say Before enlightenment We chopped wood and carried water After enlightenment We still chop wood and carry water …….
SEEING Happy are those Who see the light When we are born Into the physical body We see the light Of the physical world When we are born Into the spiritual body We see the light Of the spiritual world For many This light is darkness Happy are those Who see the light For they have been given life ……. 29 .
DARK Go ahead Hate and cheat Swear and lie Yell and scream Sell and buy Go ahead Rip out your brother’s eye For tomorrow Without a doubt You die ……. 30 .
THE DOORS Lust Wrath Greed These are The three doorways To hell The three doorways To darkness Shun these like the plague For they lead to destruction ……. 31 .
STORMY WEATHER Desire I’m on fire Head is spinning Mind is sinning I’m losin traction No satisfaction Can’t keep it together It’s stormy weather But something tells me You can’t get better If you don’t sail through Some stormy weather And even though I think I know I’ve hurt You so I won’t let go Cause I’m really sorry For my indiscretion And not keeping it together In the stormy weather But I won’t let go Oh no. 32 . no never It’s on with the show I can only get better …….
TRUTH What is the price of truth? Is it loss? Is it hate? Is it isolation? Is it uncertainty? Is it suffering? And yet I would not I could not Have it any other way So I’ll take the pain For what I lose I gain For truth ……. 33 .
34 . HAVING When all things are said When all things are done And it is time To leave this world And enter another one Might I take the liberty This little thing to say The only things We get to keep Are the things We gave away …….
35 . DESIRELESSNESS Today I feel happy light and free There is nothing particularly different about today Except perhaps That today I somehow Magically Seem to be free From any desires …….
CONTENTMENT It’s enough To just Be ……. 36 .
cry a little But be sure That the sun Is coming again ……. DESPAIR Don’t forget Clouds don’t last forever Clouds don’t stay in the same place for long Just hold on Sure. 37 .
38 . BEING HUMAN The inevitable Sometimes comes sooner Sometimes later Sometimes unexpectedly Sometimes we know about it But it comes It always comes Being human Means facing the inevitable With courage and dignity That is what Being human is …….
39 . TALKING TO GOD Dearest Papa Please lead me Into the new day Please lead me Into the new way I’ll stand On the rock On which You put me I’ll not move Until You tell me It’s in my weakness That I feel frustration It’s kindness and meekness That’s my obligation I know one day When You are ready You’ll show the way Gotta keep steady Still and silent At Your feet I’ll sit Silent and still That’s it …….
PURPOSE If I can’t be anything else At least I can try to be useful ……. 40 .
HONESTY I will not steal No matter how hungry I am No matter how thirsty I am No matter how poor I am I will not lie No matter how much trouble it gets me into ……. 41 .
BUSINESS In business Be competent ……. 42 .
43 . TRAVEL A good traveller Finds a good balance Between What he needs And what he can carry So There is always A little space In his pack …….
CAMPING Time indeed is richly spent Away from trouble and strife In a van Or a tent Time out of a busy life ……. 44 .
45 . STANDING AT THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN The ground is firm Here where I stand Erect and straight At the edge of land …….
oh happy day The I man swim With baby whale In sky today I man baby brave I man baby strong I man energy she’s flowin free Cause I man dream long time ago Bout whale and baby Swimming in the sky sea I man dream Come true for all to see I man baby strong I man baby brave I man baby free I man happy. 46 . happy day today The I man’s baby Swim with him today Oh lucky man Oh lucky man today The I man whale Swim with baby In the sky today Oh happy day The I man blessed today He swim With baby whale today Oh happy day. he laugh out loud I man dance I man groove I man sing He over moon ……. JOY Happy day today The I man Him whale in sky today Happy. I man proud I man thankful.
THE RIVER Sweet feelings Surrounded by love My children I man contemplate Sweet time Sweet feelings So far More than I expected So sorry Bout all that I neglected So full But I can hold it I swear There ain’t no end to it Been given it Had it taken away Realized You can’t hold onto it If you want to see A brand new day True love Is like water in the desert The children are it Hey It’s midnight It’s a brand new year People are screaming And I’m listening to Simon We all travel thinking That we do the doing But we’re all just floating In the river In the river of time All heading downstream (Cont.) 47 .
THE RIVER (Cont.) Hey I man been livin I man been lovin I man know That life And love And light Is givin Happy New Year Love your guts out man …….
THE TORRENT Man Your violence Is only against yourself Your hate Is only at yourself What you steal You steal from yourself Who you hurt Is only yourself Who you hate You hate yourself All you do All you feel All you think Is to yourself So man If you love You love yourself If you give You give to yourself If you forgive You forgive yourself Man hear this We are before time We are before space We are forever We can be in hell We can be in heaven We can be between It’s up to us We are alive forever (Cont.)
THE TORRENT (Cont.) We only get What we give We give pain We get pain We give love We get love We give hell We get hell We take We have it taken We sow We reap We hate We get hated We love We get loved We can’t run We can’t hide In the forever In the never ending In the beyond comprehension There is nowhere to run There is nowhere to hide Our hearts are visible To the whole universe And to everything Beyond the whole universe And to everything Beyond that (Cont.)
) So man Keep your love And throw everything else away It’s just unnecessary baggage The love we get Is equal to The love we give The peace we get Is equal to The peace we give Amazing Grace We will be brave And walk out of the night And we shall dwell In your everlovin light Man I can’t stop now Just wanna keep goin I wanna tell ya Bout a freedom For your soul Just wanna show ya How to gather the pieces And become whole We once were empty We will be full We’ll be overflowing There’s plenty for all Just throw it all away And keep your love And live your life For the One above (Cont.) 51 . THE TORRENT (Cont.
THE TORRENT (Cont.) I’m not a liar I tell the truth And in the end There is no end And pain and sorrow Is just something We’ve made So man Stop giving it And you’ll stop getting it And it’ll be gone All that bad luck Will be gone at last Let me lift you Throw it all away All the rotten hell away And it will be gone Gone at last Power Love And strength To you man I love you More than you can know ……. 52 .
I’m still Then Every now and then They come at me I’m straight. 53 . ENEMIES I think that I’m growin Feel Your love overflowin Feel strange peace around me My enemies can’t confound me I’m straight. I’m still They just seem to Fling offa me My enemies They get angry and mad They want me to do This and that But they don’t see The person that’s me And they come And they go Not much I can say Gotta go my own way …….
54 . man No excuses No apologies No explanations ……. THE MESSAGE Life is.
55 . HEARTS What a precious thing it is That while on life’s journey We should spend time With hearts that love us There cannot be Joy much sweeter …….
PROBLEMS Our problems Are ripples On the surface Of the river Of life Flowing on Majestically ……. 56 .
57 . VIGILANCE What is done is done Forget it and instead Focus your mind On the path ahead And stay vigilant That you may not stray Off the path Or That you may not stumble Over an obstacle You did not see …….
isn’t it? You were born a Catholic. 58 . RELIGION So he asked me What is your religion anyway? It’s Catholic. I was born a Catholic And therefore I am a Catholic But my religion? My religion is …… ……… going Home ……. weren’t you? And I replied Yes.
HAVING A LOOK And he said to me If you climb A tree that is tall The higher the tree The bigger the fall And I replied If I climb A tree that is tall The higher the tree The more I can see ……. 59 .
NAMES Does giving something a name Take away its mystery? Does changing the name of something Change it? ……. 60 .
) 61 . DIVISIONS Hindu Christian Muslim Buddhist and Jew And all the rest of you What’s in a name? What’s in a label? What’s in a line? What is my side? And what is your side? Who is right? And who is wrong? Which way is right? Consider this Hindu Christian Muslim Buddhist and Jew And all the rest of you If you love the ONE From whom you come You’ll get back home When your days are done No matter what the way that you may travel No matter what the words by which you go If you are not each other’s brothers You will never reach your goal For you claim saviours And saviours they are indeed But your saviours can do nothing for you If you are blind to your brother’s need So listen to the Lord my friend Hear what He has to say And surely when time comes to an end He’ll be there at end of way Don’t be misled my friend Thinking yours the only way For many paths go up the mountain And the view from the top is always the same There are many rooms in our Father’s house And each religion takes up but one So don’t criticise what you don’t know Because we all live under the same sun (Cont.
) 62 . DIVISIONS (Cont.) So Follow your way and love the Lord Hindu Christian Muslim Buddhist and Jew And all the rest of you And rejoice in the truth That salvation waits there for you The key is righteousness and holiness And a heart that is pure Not a name or a prayer or a doctrine That’s for sure Not even healing or bringing from the dead Or any kind of magic If you follow these paths Your end will be mighty tragic It’s love and love alone That opens up the door above There is no way to paradise Except by the road of love So Go for it my man Hold nothing back Walk your walk Follow your way Look straight ahead and know The Lord I AM I AM The Lord Love Me with all your heart Like a son loves a father And a father loves a son And you will see You’ll come to Me No matter what No matter what (Cont.
) And I will share eternity Of that you have no doubt For I am yours And you are mine And this will never change I AM The Lord The Lord I AM All things that you may know I AM The Lord The Lord I AM All ways that you may go I AM The Lord The Lord I AM I AM love the best thing going I AM The Lord The Lord I AM The only ONE worth knowing ……. 63 . DIVISIONS (Cont.
64 . OUR STATE We are all growing …….
65 . FALSE MORALITY So You think you can improve the world I don’t think so It’s sacred You can’t improve it If you try to change it You will wreck it If you try to possess it You will lose it As soon as we stop Trying to improve the world It will start getting better All by itself …….
TALKING TO GOD Lord I am sorry for my transgressions You dwell within me I dwell within Thee So close So far Being being Like David’s star May Thy will be done Dear Lord Lord of my heart Lord of my heaven Thank You for being May Thy will be done ……. 66 .
THE LAW In the universe Of time and space In the field of energy A law of constancy Is taking place For every action In this magic place There is a reaction In each and every case This law applies On each and every level And it affects The way we travel It is thus profitable With no danger of illness To take some time And practise some stillness ……. 67 .
THE WILLOW Be like a willow Bend with the breeze ……. 68 .
THE GENTLE MASTER OF THE BODY Flexibility and suppleness Are the disciplines Of life Rigidity and stiffness Are the disciplines Of death Whether in the body Or in the mind Bending Is the discipline Of life Breaking Is the discipline Of death ……. 69 .
STILLING For the moment Let go of all things And come into My space Stretch your muscles Preparing yourself For focus and silence and stillness I am here with you Always We are never apart So for the moment Be here now With Me ……. 70 .
CONCENTRATION First discipline Stillness Second discipline Breath Third discipline Thought To sit At the feet of the Master Silent and still Focussed Silent and still At the feet of the Master Back straight Mind focussed Breathing still Not wanting anything Not expecting anything Not thinking Mindset to I will not move No matter what happens I will not lose my concentration No matter what happens I will practice non‐reaction No matter what happens Doing nothing Thinking nothing Not moving Not reacting Just being ……. 71 .
THE PATH You have your training You have your line of teachers There can only be one line of teachers For anyone So Although there appear to be all types of truths around Many paths Do not stray from your own Just as others mustn’t stray from theirs You have a fine knowledge Your teachers have been good Rest easy in your space And let the world whirl around it ……. 72 .
73 . SEPARATION In the universe Of pleasure and pain In the midst Of loss and gain In the world Of ones and noughts The question still remains Can you separate yourself From thoughts …….
ORDER Order in the mind Order in the body Order in the family Order in the country Order in the world ……. 74 .
THE WALL Everything extraordinary Exists On the other side Of the great wall Of fear …….
THE EFFORT All the things That are happening around me That my senses can detect Do nothing but distract me And lead me to neglect What’s happening inside me …….
CLEANING MY KITCHEN I’m on the edge Of the abyss A point near madness I can’t go back And I can’t go forward Hmm … I think I’ll do some Yoga I think I’ll clean my kitchen I think I’ll take a week Maybe two I think I’ll do it perfect It’s going to be so clean When I’m on the edge Cleaning my kitchen Is really good Yoga …….
78 . INITIATION We need Courage and faith To let go of the bank And float downstream Life changing quickly now Rapids waterfalls Then a calm lake Then another waterfall Then gradually Things start to settle The river of life Is wide and majestic Life settling down Lots of space around Getting a notion Gonna end up in the ocean In the great ocean Of wonderful meditation …….
PRIVACY If I get the notion To do some meditation I make sure To sit on the floor Behind the security Of a locked door That is because I can more completely let go And focus my attention Knowing with certainty There can be no disruption ……. 79 .
POSING Meditation in general Requires a mind Free of ego and pride It is therefore important When aiming for Home To do it alone As well as and also To get it more perfect It helps immeasurably To keep it a secret You cannot be natural You cannot be free If there is someone there Someone that can see ……. 80 .
THE LONG JOURNEY The trip is the journey There is a special way It is the path of Stillness in the storm Silence in the din Doing nothing Thinking nothing Wanting nothing Expecting nothing Hoping for nothing Breathing In and out Full of faith Fearing only Of becoming afraid May Thy will be done Try to take this way Each and every day ……. 81 .
82 . ACTION No action No reaction …….
FORCE Force always runs out of steam ……. 83 .
BARRELS When my mind Is like an ocean swell And the breath of life Is like an offshore breeze There is a harmony And the barrel breaks And there is peace And I’m at ease No abuse No excuse Cut loose Pure juice ……. 84 .
85 . AWARENESS When you are eating Know you are eating When you are walking Know you are walking When you are working Know you are working When you are thinking Know you are thinking When you are breathing Know you are breathing …….
86 . LEARNING There are two ways to learn The easy way And the hard way The easy way Is learning it From someone else The hard way Is to find out For yourself …….
87 . JUSTICE There is no justice There is no injustice There is only Karma …….
88 . WEALTH You can be rich But you can’t be rich In everything You can be poor But you can’t be poor In everything This is Having and not having Happening together …….
ADVICE Don’t give advice Unless it’s asked for …….
PUB WISDOM It’s not the man Who knows the most That always has The most to say And It’s not the man Who has the most That always gives The most away …….
SUCCESS Success Is different things To different folk Mostly it seems It’s wealth and power In the mind of The average bloke But there are some That are made Of different stuff For them success Is knowing When they have enough …….
92 . MISERY Man You feelin bad? Some demon got ya? You wanna get better? I think I know The simple answer Just give some of your money And some of your property And some of yourself Give to the Earth Those things Which are of the Earth And keep those things Which are of heaven …….
EXPECTATIONS Do you like the world Having expectations on you? If not Why do you have expectations On the world? Don’t expect anything And you’ll be happy ……. 93 .
94 . IN IT See the mystery See the play See the children Getting older By the day Rhythm and rhyme Space and time Feelins growin River’s flowin No use slowin Mind is blowin Cut it back In it Jack On the track Can’t look back Whatcha lookin at? Whatcha thinkin of? Sorry bout My disposition Ain’t lookin for No recognition So baby I might get to see ya Maybe someday I’d like to know ya Crazy idea Hey? …….
95 . GRABBIN IT So little So many Not much goin round Nobody’s got a penny Few crumbs Lyin round People crawlin On the ground Get as much As you can Walk all over Your fellow man Stack your gold Make a stand Time is short Got a plan Gotta go Can not stop On with the show Till we drop Everybody’s grabbin it Everybody’s grabbin it Everybody’s grabbin it Everybody’s grabbin it …….
MEMORY I remember Standing in The wave ……. 96 .
CLEVERNESS Cleverness Is the doorway By which We depart The world Of innocence ……. 97 .
98 . FOR MY CHILDREN Dearest kids Don’t take life lightly Don’t give up the precious things Like truth and honesty The right road is harder And very few take it But it’s beautiful Dear kids In your lives Love a lot And hate little And always Give more than you get Don’t keep tallies And forget Debts owed to you Keep your faces To the sun And walk every day In God’s light And stay free of blame You could do these things For your daddy Who loves you forever But that would be a mistake Because I have the same Father in heaven As you do So do it for Him And love Him all the time You are truly My little brother And my little sisters Love the Lord Dad (the bonecrusher) …….
LUST Dear children Innocent ones My heart embraces you As you grow Dearest ones And become men and women Think of your hearts As I do And Never ever enter Into a lustful relationship It is like Shattering crystal ……. 99 .
100 . RELATIONSHIPS Relationships Are like whitecaps On the surface of the ocean They come and they go But friendships They are the ocean And they go on forever …….
NATURAL LAW In space and time The way things go Are strictly dependant On natural law So our degree Of harmony Is woven tight With our destiny Imagine We are floating in a pool In a flimsy and unstable boat The only thing that can sink us Are the waves we make ourselves ……. 101 .
102 . CONSTANCY Everything changes And nothing changes This is the constancy of nature Everything changes This never changes This is nature …….
YOGA There are negative thoughts There are positive thoughts And then There are no thoughts When I’m doing Yoga There’s good thoughts And there’s bad thoughts And then There’s no thoughts When I’m doing Yoga ……. 103 .
104 . TWO DANCERS Pleasure and pain Two sides of the same coin Let me tell you brother You can’t have one Without the other In this power vortex We call life I think perchance Two dancers dance Called harmony and strife …….
TAPESTRY Do nothing Accept everything And emerge From the tapestry ……. 105 .
ATTACHMENT We suffer the pain Due to the attachment To the things We’ve struggled to attain So when someone borrows my car And they plan to take it far You can take it with certainty That my Yoga will have more intensity And I’d like To make it official That this can be Most beneficial ……. 106 .
107 . INNER CALM Can we be the same Both In success And in failure In loss And in gain In praise And in criticism In pleasure And in pain In victory And in defeat In honour And in disgrace This is very difficult to accomplish Keep trying It’s part of the great journey …….
108 . GITA Even though The average bloke’s preoccupation Is to live selfishly And improve his situation Let me work For the good of others And feel in my heart All men are brothers Let me not Upset the mind Of the selfish And unkind Let me be devoted To the work I do And let its joy Shine out on you Let no man Disturb my peace From angry thoughts Let me be released I wish these things For me to be Cause He once said This sort of bloke is dear to Me …….
FOR YOU For you Papa I’ll do it all for you I’ll suffer the pain I’ll forgo the gain I’ll be everyone’s fool I’ll care for the cruel I’ll work and I’ll give I’ll help them to live I’ll look in their eyes I’ll ignore their disguise I’ll shed all the tears I’ll suffer the fears I’ll do without gratitude I’ll take the bad attitude I’ll work and I’ll cry I’ll do it till I die For You Cause You showed me the way You turned night into day You quenched my thirst And You did it first And for ever and ever I’ll not leave You never Cause You are my Father And I am Your son And my life has begun I can’t imagine a minute Without You in it … ……. 109 .
110 . FLASHING Every now and then I get an intrusion Of a powerful vision That it’s all an illusion I’m overcome by this feeling That I am a soul There’s a gradual revealing That I’m really whole Could I see A soul in motherland Could I be A soul in wonderland Could there not be a sound Could love be all around …….
111 . BEING THERE I am going into a period of standstill I have nothing for the future No plans Wishes Or desires Stillness Is my action Contentment Is my state Tranquility Is my experience …….
COMING OUT OF THE DARKNESS Living Is Giving ……. 112 .
on solid ground. I did it for You because You were true. What I did. I’m still standing thanks to You and I’m still clutching Your gift. They failed before and they’ll fail again. It can’t be contained. it’s more precious than life itself. I can see them and I can feel them scrambling to reach me. friends or fame. There’s a distant horizon Starting to appear And a new day is dawning Without any fear I’ll not take my eyes Off that beautiful light I’ll keep to the track With Your help if I might The new day is dawning I swear that it's true Its light is exploding On me and on you The light that I see That is shining bright Is shining for those Who lived righteous and right The rest of humanity Who gave torment and pain Will only see darkness Of storms and of rain (Cont. It is more precious than family. TALKING TO GOD Dearest Papa 113 Sometimes I can’t put into words what I feel.) . I’ll stand where You put me. I’ll not move till You tell me. And the feeling is so powerful. where You put it. Your gift is so beautiful. But the gulf is getting wider. Their task is getting harder. Your gift is my most precious possession. This bugs them a lot. I’d do the same again. shining inside of my heart. but I can’t put words to it. tight. Exploding from out of my heart.
114 .) Their pain will be doubled By what they will see And that is the joy In you and in me They’ll scream and they’ll shout And they’ll end up weeping They’ll know that their sowing Is what they’ll be reaping But we mustn’t be troubled Bout the destiny of others Bout the distance between us And betrayals of brothers The light of the new day And the life that’s before us Will point to the new way And this will restore us Forever we’ll live With knowledge of love Blessed by the grace Of His light from above ……. TALKING TO GOD (Cont.
115 . WISDOM OF SAGES Like waves through the ages The most precious thing Is the wisdom of sages That break on the beaches Of the shores Of our mind …….
SOMETHING CRAZY You live and you learn That fire’s gonna burn That you get what you earn That the world’s gonna turn Who on Earth Would ever believe Something crazy like You get what you give Man is spirit Of that I have no doubt His destiny is to find out What it’s all about My love don’t depend on The things that you do It just depends on You being you ……. 116 .
117 . SPECULATION Speculation is a product of our imagination Our mind is filled with thoughts of possibilities of the future And as a result Amounts to no more than self torture Speculation is wasted time It is a non‐productive Activity of mind So There’s no point thinking about the future Cause you’ll never be a happy creature Your life will be a lot more fun If you focus your mind On the work to be done …….
PERFECTION Imperfection Is actually A part Of perfection So The perfect creation Has within it A measure of Imperfection ……. 118 .
119 . THE ROPE The Lord is the giver And taker of all things And because He gave you your life Your life is His And because He gave you the world The world is His And because He wanted to see How you will live And how you will be To see If you are smart or a dope To see If you will give pain and grief He gave you enough rope To hang yourself with …….
120 KARMA I know I must accept my Karma. I also know I must accept the Karma of my mother and father. To react would be to create new Karma. That is the law. As we judge. to sow new seeds. That is the law. The best thing is to accept it by gracefully accepting our Karma. We live by the law. of that we have no choice. This is so whether we choose to believe it or not. We are judged by our own words. . To accept Karma is to accept God’s will. I do not know their sowing and I must accept their reaping. the result of which we would have to live through in some future time. As you sow. so will we be judged. so shall you reap. I must also accept the Karma of every person on Earth. thoughts and deeds. Words spoken by the Lord. my wife and my children. That is how God is just. So If you want your life To stop being a bummer You ought to learn To accept your Karma So stay in focus And dodge distraction And put your mind to The practice of non‐reaction So If they take your coat Don’t raise a heap of hell Go run after them you goat And give them your shirt as well …….
THE REAL GAME Only if we go Can we ever get there …….
THIS LIFE This life Is one blink Of the eye In a day In the life Of the man On the long journey …….
THIS WORLD This world Is one grain of sand On one of the beaches On one of the shores Of one of the oceans Of one of the worlds In one of the universes Which make up the nucleus Of one atom Of a stepping stone Which I lay down Beneath your feet For you to step upon As you walk On your long journey …….
124 . HOLY LIFE I think Silence Is a good way To be Before the Lord …….
125 . GOING WITH THE FLOW The faster we run The slower we go The harder we push The stronger the resistance Striving brings tiredness Water does not flow uphill The sun rises in the morning And sets in the evening No one can breathe in forever …….
126 . SITUATIONS We suffer pain Because of our attachment To situations The river flows And nature goes The way she’s gonna go We struggle and strain To keep things the same And as a result We suffer the pain Everything changes This fact is true And this is a lesson For me and for you It’s better to let go And watch nature at play And go with the flow It’s a much better way To all things around There’s a beginning and end We’re on nature’s ground Her rules we can’t bend So as much as we try To make things last forever They all crumble to dust And get swept down the river …….
MESSING ABOUT Why did God make the universe? Hmm … There must be only one reason For fun Just messing about Why would there be any other reason? ……. 127 .
you have not yet accepted nature. All things are created. Achieving harmony with nature is difficult as well. They just are. exist. This is nature. You remain attached to your idea of good and bad. If it pains you to read this. if you are uncomfortable with this. Some interpret these as good and evil. Also they are both fun. We are an integral part of nature. This is also great and as well it is a heap of fun. There can be no creation unless there is destruction and vice‐versa. We were created. 128 MAKING AND BREAKING There are two forces in the universe. but they don’t see the mystery. we exist. These forces are dependant upon each other. Also creation is not better than destruction and destruction is not worse than creation. This is great. Our ideas change nothing however. If they were not so. Letting go of ideas is difficult. So If you are offended by destruction It is because you don’t believe in creation Because Imperfections only exist in ideas Perfections only exist in realities ……. . They are the force of creation and the force of destruction. they would not exist. we will be destroyed. This is how it is. and finally. and finally are destroyed.
POWER Abuse it Lose it ……. 129 .
130 . TALKING The less we say The better the day …….
THE TREASURE Man What would you swap for heaven? The way ahead is clear So Go for it ……. 131 .
ZINGING IT UP What is real Is unreal What is fantasy Is reality What is the future Is the present What is past Is history The time is now The space is here Behind us The wind is blowing Our mind in focus On where we are going Can’t look back I would not lie It’s power up Or die ……. 132 .
SINNERS I don’t demand your love I don’t expect your love I won’t turn out the lights If you don’t love Me Be free But you know It would be nice If you loved Me This is My promise The greatest sinner If he truly loves Me Will with certainty Come to Me ……. 133 .
POMPOSITY Generosity Is better than Pomposity ……. 134 .
135 . TEACHING Use simple speech When you teach Use simplicity And repel pomposity Your words will contain A message that’s self‐evident Delivered in a language Not suitable for the cultured gent You’ll go out amongst them And give them your word To all but the chosen You’ll sound quite absurd The righteous and simple Will soak up your teaching The cultured and proud Will pass by your preaching Don’t be dismayed By the swarming forlorn Don’t be afraid You are the eye of the storm Go out in the land And give them heaps Go tell every man As he sows so he reaps And while you are at it You might want to mention That love’s the only way And there is no exception You are My man With Me in your heart Live out My plan It is time to start …….
which is going in the direction that I want to go. looking across at the scrambling congested crowd on the other side of the lines. I look up and down the platform that I’m on and to my astonishment there is no one there. The train that stops there is going in exactly the opposite direction to mine. would gaze at me. There are people backed up the stairways and people are spilling off the platform down onto the railway line and desperately trying to scramble back up. I’m waiting for my train. that there is a distance between all these people and me. And every now and then some of them would stop pushing and shoving and almost as if in a brief trance. the distance between us will become greater and greater. 136 THE TRAIN STATION There is a clear vision I’ve had in my mind for a long time now. It kind of summarises my position in life and my relation to others. I’m standing on a train platform in a train station. as I observe this scene. And I know. And I’m standing there alone. wondering. I mean packed like sardines. Then I look across to the other side. ……. I stand alone on my platform. And all these people are going the other way. And the opposite platform is packed with people. . the other platform. And when the trains come. And as I’m waiting. on my platform.
137 . SEASONS In all things in nature In this universe of ours All things come in waves Formed by mysterious powers We don’t know the reasons Why ideas thoughts and dreams Have their times and their seasons To rest is important it seems So I think that I see When looking at it all That summertime Is followed by fall And busy activity Where we give our best Must always precede A time of rest …….
LIGHT AND DARKNESS Ultimately There are only two things in this universe Light and darkness All the colours And all the things that are And all our dreams And all our visions And all that we can imagine And all that we can hope for our children And everything that can possibly be Comes from light When light is absent It is called darkness ……. 138 .
AWAKENINGS We are all one When one of us Touched the sky We all touched the sky When one of us Touched the moon We all touched the moon When one of us Won the fight We all won the fight We are all one This never ends ……. 139 .
) 140 . THE MAN I do believe That our Heavenly Father Was born as a man To become our saviour And the Heavenly Spirit Which dwelt in Jesus I do believe strongly Will dwell within us And I do believe That this act of love Was a Holy Sacrifice Made by our Father above Our Heavenly Father Just wanted to visit He came as Jesus OK with you is it? He wanted to show us His power over nature By bending some rules And predicting the future He kicked a few tables And He caused a few scandals As He wandered amongst us In His sackcloth and sandals And love is all There is to be To win your life And come with Me There’s more to reality Than there is to see How long is forever How far infinity (Cont.
) The truth is hard For man to swallow A road that is narrow Is hard to follow The Lord lived with us Till the age of thirty three His heart and His mind Were on you and on me And He knew all the time And he did heaps of praying That He’d get hung to die For what He was saying But his best trick of all To demonstrate His freedom Was to rise from His grave And bury that demon And I do believe That right from the start His Spirit Supreme Has dwelt in my heart And years ago when only a boy My adventure began to begin He entered my heart and decided to stay Because I asked Him in So we’ve come full circle In this book of mine It is written for you In this space and time You can take it or leave it It won’t fluster my feathers A man is as wise As the things he remembers ……. THE MAN (Cont. 141 .
THE LION There is no way To the Father Except via the Son There is no way To heaven friend Unless you are born again There is a place In your heart For the Lion to rest And new life to start Evil ways Are cast aside And Satan Must be denied A battle must rage Within your heart The devil is cunning Satan is smart But the Lion is there His power is greater He just needs your faith For the storm to weather ……. 142 .
THE SHIELDS When I choose A Lion to be And I choose To dwell within thee The shields that I’ll carry Will number three One will be honesty Another truth And the third As you will see Will be no other Than chastity ……. 143 .
144 . THE EYE Man Don’t think that you can get away with it Man Don’t think that you can run and hide I see right through your wall of pride I’m here I’m there I’m everywhere I’m low I’m high I am the eye I see right through you There’s nothing to you You just can’t hide Cause I see inside …….
BRINGING IT BACK In the end man Go and climb that mountain And check the view from On High And see the light that shines in heaven And bring it back when you come down Then tell the people that it’s easy Just love the Lord with all your heart And love each other And be like brothers And let that light Shine onto others This is just about it My work is nearly over Never fear the devil He’s a mongrel And his day is done Hope you find that glorious mountain Hope you climb it to the top Hope you win your salvation And become one of the crop Love the Lord ……. 145 .
146 . THE PROMISE Love the Lord And love each other And live like brothers And you will see You’ll come to Me No matter what No matter what …….
LOVE SONG I will always be with you And you will always be with Me Together Forever There is nothing to fear Everything’s clear We are free To live and to be ……. 147 .
148 . HIGHWAY Highway highway Take me away Give me the freedom Of a brand new day Magic carpet Rolling free Take my soul The world to see Sunshine day Starry night Freedom’s way Spirit light Mother Earth Showing me Wondrous things There are to see Mountain high Valley deep Beautiful world Can make me weep Rivers winding Fields of gold Spirit’s finding It won’t get old Wheels are turning Rolling free Heart is burning For the love of Thee Beautiful world Colours everywhere Sunshine and rain Love being there …….
149 . POSTCARD See you later mate I’ve gone riding in the curl I still keep you in my mind Here’s a postcard from my world The sun is shining bright The breeze is blowing sweet I swear I see a light Got wings upon my feet Up hill and down dale Green grass is all around I’m in the happy room Trip out on sensurround I had to go away I had to say bye bye Darn left the bags behind I’m on a natural hi …….
150 . THE MYSTERY I have nothing For the future …….
Peace John Coby . The original title was ‘The Mystic Road of Vanja’ (Copyright 1998 Vanja) ISBN 0 646 35536 8 It is reproduced here. with full permission from the copyright owner. I would like to dedicate this work to the child in us all. Australia. on free‐ebooks. 151 MYSTIC ROAD This book was originally published through Wild and Woolley.net.
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