I saw you!


This is the last poem Swami Anand Vimalkirti wrote (video).

I saw you!
Your shadow after lunch.
Your little white shadow
slipping right through my
burning heart.
Where are you going?
I come? Yes, I want to
come! Just come?
Where are we going?
I know not how to
walk. I am ashamed
of crawling after you.
I know not!
I guard your wake and
sleep. I guard your day
and night. But it is you
who takes care of me.
I can offer only my body;
I will give it, so you can
sleep and wake.
You offer your being and
I am blind.
Tears of pain and joy
come to my blind eyes,
burning through my heart
on their way to you.
Where can we meet?
Let me settle into you, so
I can heal my burns.
I come.
Those few steps seem like
the path to eternity. I will
make it — I have to heal.
The path is healing me, if
only I would not hurt myself
again and again.

Read by Kaisad Mushkan Dorabjee
Chinmaya Dunster on guitar


Anand Vimalkirti, Prince Welf of Hanover (15 January 1947 – 10 January 1981), became enlightened on 9 January 1981. He was one of Osho’s bodyguards.

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