TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO
to The Exalted One, The Liberated One, The Fully Enlightened One
I sat on the floor,
with legs crossed, meditating,
Forgetting the sunlit mountains,
The immense silence,
And the golden sun.
There in front
As the world knows Him
In His yellow robes, simple and magnificent,
Was the Teacher of Teachers.
Looking at me,
Motionless the Mighty Being sat.
I looked and bowed my head.
My body bent forward of itself.
He gave to the world, as the flower gives
As I looked
At the sacred feet that once trod the happy
Dust of India,
My heart poured forth its devotion,
Limitless and unfathomable,
Without restraint and without effort.
J Krishnamurti, 'The immortal friend', Ommen: Star publishing Trust
Pages 8-10 , also quoted in 'J Krishnamurti' as I knew him'
by Susunaga Weeraperuma-Motilal Banarsidass-1996, Pages 181-183.