The path to God, or to the Beloved, is not an easy path, although it is the easiest path there is. It is wrought with challenges and temptations to draw our focus away from the Divine and to entice us to run after fleeting things, little moments of pleasure. While at the same time, it is the easiest thing in all the world because all we have to do is just remember who we really are. The Beloved wants only this and is 100 percent behind this quest, and the whole universe is set up with that end in mind.
This collection of poems to the Self by the Self reminds us all of who we really are beyond our many definitions, and is a guide for us when we forget. These words of love and wisdom inspire and, at times shock, the reader into reconnecting with his or her Divine Nature that is always unconditionally Perfect. These poems were written while running along the devotional path (bhakti) and sitting upon the path of Self-knowledge (jnana).
“Janaka is a poet, teacher, mystic, and seeker of truth. The poems in this collection read like refreshing love songs to the divine essence in all of us. In the tradition of Rumi, Hafiz and the mystical poets, Janaka’s poems flow from the heart, and convey a sense of longing for the inner realization of the light within. Let his words sweep you into the stream that leads to the center of joy in your heart.”
—Emory Michael, author of Queen of the Sun and the Alchemy of Sacred Living.
“A truly remarkable collection by a natural poet who tackles a profound subject with verve and enthusiasm, erotic, reverential at the same time. Each poem is worth a study and moves one in a different way. Congratulations!”
—Alan Jacobs, President of Ramana Maharshi Foundation U.K, author, poet, philosopher