This light of teaching will shine in your heart!

Above Image is that of the Shivling peak right behind Kedarnath Temple.

Lord Shiva is my refuge, he who grants
Freedom from the cycle of birth and death.

Lord Shiva is my refuge, he who gave
The Sacred Scriptures at the dawn of time.

Lord Shiva is my refuge, he who is
The source of purity and perfection.

Lord Shiva is my refuge, he who is
The bridge from death to immortality.

Lord Shiva is my refuge, he whose grace
Has made me long for his lotus feet.

How can we roll up the sky like a piece
Of deerskin? How can we end our misery
Without realizing the Lord of Love who
Is enshrined in our heart of hearts?

If you have deep love for the Lord of Love
And your teacher, the light of this teaching
Will shine in your heart. It will shine indeed.
(Source: The Shvetashvatara Upanishad from Eknath Easwaran’s Book on Upanishad. I wrote these verses down on Shivaratri night, but have gotten around to posting them today)