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The Dawning of Enlightenment

Ho’opuka e-ka-la ma ka hikina
(The Dawning of Enlightenment)

17th century Hawaii, anonymous

Ai, Ai, Ai.
Ho’opuka e-ka-la ma ka hikina e
Kahua ka’I hele no tumutahi
Ha’a mai na’I wa me Hi’iaka
Tapo Laka ika ulu wehiwehi
Nee mai na’I wa ma ku’u alo
Ho’I no’o e te tapu me na’ali’I e

E ola makou a mau loa lae
Eala, eala, ea. A ie ilei ie ie ie. He inoa no ma ka hikina

1. Rise up, up, up!

2. Go into the sun,
Make a hole in the sunlight
And find the light behind the light.
Like the sun rising in the East, let the source of all light
Come and dawn on me.
From your foundation, lift up;
Move from your origin.
By breathing come to me.
Take me by force loudly,
As Hi’iaka (Goddess of healing).
Tapo, Laka (Goddess of light and hula) come to me, drift upon me,
Increase, spread.
Bring me the means of life.
Creeping along like the lava, come to me.
Take me by force loudly!
By means of release, come and be with me.
Cause meditation to come to me by means of this sacred ceremony belonging only to the
ali’i (royalty)

By means of the spiritual food,
We acquire the means of life forever, and permanent wisdom.
A chant in honor of the dawning of enlightenment.

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  • July 19, 2009, 11:40 am Derik

    I was recommended this page and showed up and rooted around a bit. This was a good poem/prayer so I figure my support can be posted here as best as any place other. In other words, I like what you've done with the place.

  • July 19, 2009, 12:16 pm Beth Owl's Daughter

    Thanks so much, Derik! Welcome!
    – Beth