…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosophical [men-oh-soffy-cul]; the condition of waxing introspective - an occasional series on the more deep and meaningful.

On the 9th September, 2013, the 15th Vedanta Course will draw to its official close.  By mid-October at the latest, all students will have dispersed.  Between now and then we have an incredible amount of study and contemplation still to complete.  It is a time of challenge for oh so many reasons.

Earlier in the year, already preparing myself mentally, the following poem arose.  All these creative writings I am placing on the MY TAKE TOO blog, but I know that some of you hesitate to wander so far - thus I have brought the mountain to you!

Peaceful Sunday, Dear Reader.

Graphic sourced from Google Images

Here I stand atop a hill
see there is a mountain still

Breathing hard with blazing heart
I gaze upon the travelled part

Know my steps yet see no mark
burned by following God’s spark

The work that’s done dropped away
the next task comes to fill the day

He tells and helpless I hear
“that mountain’s to climb my dear”

Now the heart begins to quake
feels worthless this path to take

Oh Dear Lord please take my hand
I may trip please help me stand

Having reached this higher ground
less is the company I’ve found

You alone can shed the light
which draws me on to that height

Give me courage give me strength
to travel full journey’s length

Let not disciple’s descent
spoil the worth of this life spent

in pursuit of Truth I’m told
there Your glory to behold

Listen! Om is the signal and  Om is the sound
Unravelling the cords by which Maya has bound

Held captive to nought but our own misbehaviour
And it is our Own Self who will be our saviour

Comes a time when we must stop doing, start seeing
Allow Nature’s song to replenish our being

Ah yes…
Sweet, sweet indeed are the notes of unspoken earth
which carry us beyond to a place without birth
Brni. Yamini MacLean, January 2013


  1. This has obviously been a completely transformative experience for you, Yam, and it shows in the depth of your poem,

  2. Hari OM
    Mahal - dhanyavAdaH!

    Perpetua - Thank you, though it is rather more 'affirmative' than wholly transformative as my whole life has been leading here...I know you understand!! You will be reading more about this in the not too distant future. xx


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