We are pleased to announce our latest book to be published:
It’s a new translation of spiritual poems by the mystic Soami Ji of Agra, describing the path to liberation of the soul through devotion to the inner sound.
Available through info@saltriverpubs at 25% discount and also through Amazon
Salt River Publishing is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest book:
Wake up! if you can includes 101 poetic sayings by the mystic Kabir with helpful reflections that extend the meaning, and mystic stories that illustrate them…
It makes a delightful addition to any library – so treat yourself!
Even in a stern mood, Kabir’s humour peeps out!
People indulge in discoursing
As if it’s honey –
And their practice, poison.
If they’d stop talking about it
And go into action,
Poison would turn into nectar! Continue reading
Farid in a stern mood, giving a reality check about the state of the unrealized soul…
She’s not allowed to enter her in-laws’ house,
There’s no place for her at her parents’.
Her Husband never asks after her –
And she says, Farid, that she’s happily married? Continue reading
Diamonds don’t grow in clusters,
Lions don’t walk in herds:
Saints – they come in ones.
The rest are just beggars,
Eating away. Continue reading
We’re excited about the new InnerWayAnthology.com website!
- If you have been following the “Mystic songpoems” blog, you will be happy to know there are a whole series of new posts coming up on this topic – over at the new site, under the same blog title – Mystic songpoems.
- A new feature at the Anthology website is the discussion of each songpoem in the Inner Way – exploring a little deeper the mystic terms and expressions used in each piece.
We hope you’ll enjoy!
Listen saints, worship of God is difficult to find –
You can’t put worship into words.
It’s through a master you attain the Perfect One, saints –
Because he gets you to meditate on the Name. Continue reading
When I see him, I sing –
That’s how this nothing of a slave
Became tranquil, patient:
When you meet the radiance of the true master,
You merge in song!
Where he makes the dazzling light visible,
The unstruck sound rings out. Continue reading
You have been unhappy, soul, I know –
Ever since the day you lost remembrance of the Sound
And made friends with the mind.
This fool of a mind tied you to the body
Because it is tantalized
By the taste of sense pleasures. Continue reading
Shiv Dayal Singh wrote a group of twelve songpoems, one for each month of the Indian calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar we use, the Indian months are a way of tracking the movement of the sun from one constellation to the next – each month beginning when the sun moves into the next constellation in the zodiac. This songpoem is for the month of Saawan (July-August) when the sun is in Leo – the beginning of the rainy season in India. One approach to reading it is to subdivide it into 3 sections: Life’s potential; Wasted opportunity; Life well spent. As with all his other Zodiac poems, this one is pretty intense. Continue reading