now what you come to the awakening that you are
not merely an earthling, confined on a material
planet, a mere animal struggling for survival

... you are a full-fledged citizen of the Milky Way,
a true child of the universe, a true eternal

... so now what?

... do you advance further? What are you supposed to do?

... the options seem to be either one, stay on earth
and reincarnate, and ride the merry-go-round of
pleasure and suffering again

... or two, transcend earth and merge into the
Brahman Effulgence, sit on a lotus, and become
a beacon of wisdom and knowledge

... or three, take the chance that there is
a heaven, beyond the material world, and dedicate
your life to getting there

... both options one and two require another
material incarnation, three does not

... I'm going for three

© 2016 by zentara
If it is the last word I write, let it be Vishnu