Kabir

(1440 - 1518 / Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India)

There's A Moon Inside My Body


THE moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it:
The moon is within me, and so is the sun.
The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me; but my deaf ears cannot hear it.

So long as man clamours for the I and the Mine, his works are as naught:
When all love of the I and the Mine is dead, then the work of the Lord is done.
For work has no other aim than the getting of knowledge:
When that comes, then work is put away.

The flower blooms for the fruit: when the fruit comes, the flower withers.
The musk is in the deer, but it seeks it not within itself: it wanders in quest of grass.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/28/2014 10:00:00 PM)

    .......~ THE moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it:
    The moon is within me, and so is the sun. ~
    ...........suppose we really are made from the ingredients of the stars... (Report) Reply

  • Saiom Shriver (6/14/2008 8:22:00 PM)

    It would be wonderful to see all the poems of Kabir, of Richard Wilbur, all 1700 some
    of Emily Dickinson, all the poems in the 90 volumes of the Mahabharata
    ... added. I would be happy to be a volunteer. (Report) Reply

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