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Kabir

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

What Kind Of God?



What kind of God would He be
if He did not hear the
bangles ring on
an ant’s
wrist

as they move the earth
in their sweet
dance?

And what kind of God would He be
if a leaf’s prayer was not as precious to creation
as the prayer His own son sang
from the glorious depth
of his soul –
for us.

And what kind of God would He be
if the vote of millions in this world could sway Him
to change the divine
law of
love

that speaks so clearly with compassion’s elegant tongue,
saying, eternally saying:

all are forgiven – moreover, dears,
no one has ever been
guilty.

What
kind of God would He be
if He did not count the blinks
of your
eyes

and is in absolute awe of their movements?

What a God - what a God we
have.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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From 'Love Poems from God' by Daniel Ladinsky

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  • John Mclean (10/29/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    God is infinity and the freedom and peace of non existence x life is an impure organic experience in the form of an interactive and initially convincing game-kabir osho and god have helped me see and understand this fact -amen (Report) Reply

  • John Mclean (10/29/2012 9:08:00 AM)

    God is infinity and the freedom and peace of non existence x life is an impure organic experience in the form of an interactive and initially convincing game-kabir osho and god have helped me see and understand this fact -amen (Report) Reply

  • John Mclean (10/29/2012 9:08:00 AM)

    God is infinity and the freedom and peace of non existence x life is an impure organic experience in the form of an interactive and initially convincing game-kabir osho and god have helped me see and understand this fact -amen (Report) Reply

  • John Mclean (10/29/2012 9:04:00 AM)

    God is infinity and the freedom and peace of non existence x life is an impure organic experience in the form of an interactive and initially convincing game-kabir osho and god have helped me see and understand this fact -amen (Report) Reply

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