Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | September 28, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Illusion and Reality

by Kabir (1398 – 1448).

 

Illusion and Reality

 

What is seen is not the Truth

What is cannot be said

Trust comes not without seeing

Nor understanding without  words

The wise comprehends with knowledge                                     5

To the ignorant it is but a wonder

Some worship the formless God

Some worship His various forms

In what way He is beyond these attributes

Only the Knower knows                                                                 10

That music cannot be written

How can then be the notes

Says Kabir,  awareness alone will overcome illusion

 

Notes:

http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/kabir.html

http://www.boloji.com/kabir/


Responses

  1. Thank you dear, and also for the links. Quite interesting indeed, and related to boudha’s speeches.

    Have a nice sunday.


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