This Longing.....

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She did start a bit....
A casual comment on how there won't be a next birth...
Moksha...

I smiled and listened and gave her a hug....
All he while...melting in love....
And tears....

Smiling...
Listening....
Tears...
Hugs....
Love....

Aaaaahhhhhh......what else is there....

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I can't tell you how many long for this...."moksha"...

Liberation from the cycle of birth and death....

"Nirvana".....

And come to their own conclusions of how, now they've attained it...

And how, now they won't be coming back....

That there will e no more births and deaths....

And all that lies in between....

And how they've achieved liberation.....

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It's been a carrot dangled from time immemorable ....

Opium fed to the masses....
And sent them on a wild goose chase....
On a treasure hunt......
Looking for the illusive gem.....

And they long for the prize.....

To become......

"The Enlightened One ".....

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Hitting an imaginary jackpot....

The mother lode .....

Quite convinced that they've won the elusive gem.....
That they spent a lifetime seeking......

And found what ever they think they've found.....

The key to an eternal realm......

And relief that the needn't seek anymore....

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And life continues to do itself......

As it's always done......

The self doesn't go away anywhere......

And joy and sorrow following each other's footsteps....

Without beginning and without end.....
The dream rolls on......

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And running away from their own humanness ......

All the while the longing to escape......

With ideas of eternal life and unending bliss.....

Of such are dreams made.....

And they themselves are dreamt......

The very ideas they long to transcend.....

They are the very ideas of this and that......

This yearning....
To grasp....

This longing.....

There never was....
A Krishna..
Nor
A Shams....

When Radha and Rumi....
Collapsed and fell
In and through themselves....

And no one left to be free or not free...

Ohhhhhhhh.....

Heartbreak hotel.....