Pure Love

Pure Love

When love is unbound. Free and expanding. Like a gentle wave of sunlight it warms all things and nurtures.

When love is released Big like Sky. Like opalescent 🦋 butterflies it transforms the formless and flies ❤️ heart to heart and soothes the minds.

When love is given even the slightest opportunity to flourish, it will quell all thirst and cease all suffering.

Love, pure as a child’s smile. Sweet like the nectar from the heavens. Powerful like the oceans deep current.

Given even a dot in space will shift worlds of fearful doubt into the trust of a newborn resting at its mothers breast.

Love, abundant and constant. Moves effortlessly through time and space. Beckoning the mind back to Grace.

White Tara Poem

It is not beings but beingness that will free us.

It is the truth witnessed in a smile, a glance, the wind dancing in the sky.

Did you not hear the whispers of love in her voice?

Have you not seen the truth in her eyes?

Have you not felt the grace of G-d in her touch?

Have you not tasted the nectar from her lips?

Aeons she has come again and again.

Steadfast her commitment to freedom.

Holy her smile that she sings with.

Delighted in that which holds true.

I have seen the love in her eyes, they say Yes!

i have heard her voice and her cry, She says Yes!

I have felt the touch of her kiss, I say Yes!

I have known the truth in my heart, it says Yes!

-Dharmata Tara
May 2, 2017

WHEN LOVE IS ALL YOU KNOW

I want to hold you till your heart blossoms a thousand times.

I want to love you till you see your self as love divine.

You have moved me to the place where my longing for love sprang forth.

You have moved me to the place where the outpouring of love is birthed.

When Love is all you know, there is no shame.

When Love is all you know, there is no one to blame.

When Love is all you know, there is nothing more to gain.

It may seem silly or trite but with you. Love is all I want to know.

– Dharmata Tara 9/23/11

BUOYANCY

BUOYANCY

Love has taken away my practices
and filled me with poetry.

I tried to keep quietly repeating,
No strength but yours,
but I couldn’t.

I had to clap and sing.
I used to be respectable and chaste and stable,
but who can stand in this strong wind
and remember those things?

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself.
That’s how I hold your voice.

I am scrap wood thrown in your fire,
and quickly reduced to smoke.

I saw you and became empty.
This emptiness, more beautiful than existence,
it obliterates existence, and yet when it comes,
existence thrives and creates more existence!

To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.
Praise, the ocean. What we say, a little ship.

So the sea-journey goes on, and who knows where!
Just to be held by the ocean is the best luck
we could have. It’s a total waking up!

Why should we grieve that we’ve been sleeping?
It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been unconscious.

We’re groggy, but let the guilt go.
Feel the motions of tenderness
around you, the buoyancy.

– Rumi

OUR TRUE NAME

OUR TRUE NAME
Feeling your warm embrace.

I melt, and my fears are liberated.

Timelessly we meet in space.

That expands and has no limits.

Yet vibrates our every cell.

Till we remember our True Name.

– Dharmata Tara and David Sanford 10/23/2010

DREAMING AWAKE

DREAMING AWAKE

They told me I was dreaming, that love so pure did not exist.
They told me to “get real” we all have to compromise something for love.

But I knew in the pure quiet stillness of my heart, that it was untrue.
That I would remember your scent and the sound of your breath.

That one touch of yours would heal a lifetime of forgetting.
That it was worth waiting even lifetimes for.

It was not your first kiss that you planted firmly and gently on my lips.
It was not your voice saying come to me.

When I saw your eyes, and knew that they COULD NOT LIE!
I knew I was home and that I could rest from the search for TRUE love.

For that taste of PURE love, looking back at me.

They told me I was dreaming. I said “dreams come true” thats why we dream!

-Dharmata Tara 7/23/2014