Whenever you feel the urge to take yourself and your spiritual journey too seriously, try a dose of Ram Tzu’s poems. These poems were actually written by advaita teacher Wayne Liquorman who used a pen name because he “didn’t want a bunch of miserable seekers cluttering up his living room”! So don’t expect a shoulder to cry on or a pat on the back. The only thing available here is a knockout ‘seeker-punch’.
Here’s a taste of the beautiful, hilarious and brutally insightful Ram Tzu:
Ram Tzu hears it all the time…
You had a profound, revealing,
Deeply moving spiritual experience.
Now you’re hooked.
Now you want more.
Now you’re a seeker.
No junkie has ever been more dedicated
Or more continually disappointed
Or more miserable.
Once, you might have been satisfied
With a new car
Or a loving mate.
Now you will settle for nothing less
Than union with God.
Ram Tzu knows this…
Advaita Cartoon courtesy Bob Seal