Oh, my heart! Do you not remember
That tiny abode?
There, once you lived,
Your body upside-down.
With the seed of parents and desires,
You entered the Mother’s womb;
You took the shape of your body.
Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether,
Major flow of Life,
Entered into your material body;
On the seventh month,
You could hear Mahaamantra.
No sun, no moon.
In the dark, you waited
Under water, ten months,
The Lotus of the Navel
Connected to the Mother’s cord,
(excerpt by Sarat, in Song of the Great Soul: An Introduction to the Baul Path by living female Baul mystic and musician Parvathy Baul [Ekathara Baul Sangeetha Kalari, Keralam, India, 2005, p. 47], woodcut also by Parvathy Baul).
This is how we come into being, how the miracle coalesces . . .