Monday, January 28, 2013

The Flame

The "orange/ochre" robes were made from saffron and symbolized sacrifice and purification. They are the color of fire.

As I look at Gurudev, I understand now that he is the living version of fire.  He helps us in our pursuit of purification.  It makes sense that one would be led down renunciation and Sannyasin paths to deepen into the Divine: constantly unveiling, burning away the impurities, and moving towards the light.  We are the moths and he is the flame.  

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