ascension - haiku

The Theme Week #5 at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is about Ascension.

The dictionary meanings of Ascension include:

  • the action of rising to an important position or a higher level.
  • the ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection.
The host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Chèvrefeuille has broadened the spiritual threshold of this subject.
He says: "...ascension describes how we humans can ascend to a new dimension through spiritual growth."

Guru Nanak Dev ji has written about five realms or stages of spiritual progress leading man to the Ultimate Truth.
  1. The realm of righteous action (Dharam Khand)
  2. The realm of knowledge (Gian Khand)
  3. The realm of spiritual endeavour (Saram Khand)
  4. The realm of grace (Karam Khand)
  5. The realm of truth (Sach Khand)
The journey through the five stages is not an ascension into some higher regions beyond our lives and our world; rather, it is based on drawing the Divine into the human situation. (Source: Sikhism, An Introduction by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh)

within us
the truth of it all
-guru says

the colorful rays
merge in each one
-actual bliss

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