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for Ram Dass
It's so soft we often miss it
although it's always there.
For some it's like a chirping cricket
calling out in the nighttime air.
For others it comes in less quiet ways
like the crashing of the ocean's waves.
Eventually you'll hear a chandelier
dangling from your inner ear.
This most pleasing of sounds
comes from a stillness without bounds.
With a message containing the following refrain:
From formless oneness the cosmos came.
To find this sonic truth in you
listen for this subtle cue:
It begins as OM then rises as HU
until everything's one and there's no more you.