These Are The Two Poles


Yukti Verse


Radiant One,

The life essence carries on its play

Through the pulsing rhythm

Of outward and inward movement.

This is the ceaseless throb, the rhythm of life-

Terrifying in its eternity, exquisite in its constancy.


The inhalation, the return movement of breath,

Sustains life.

The outgoing breath

Purifies life.

These are the two poles

Between which respiration goes unceasingly.

Between them is every delight you could desire.


Even when the senses are turned outward,

Your attention on the external world,

Attend also to the inner throb,

The pulsing of the creative impulse within you.