Kabir (1440 - 1518 / Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Within this Earthen Vessel
WITHIN this earthen vessel are bowers and groves,
and within it is the Creator:
Within this vessel are the seven oceans
and the unnumbered stars.
The touchstone and the jewel-appraiser are within;
and within this vessel the Eternal soundeth,
and the spring wells up.
'Listen to me, my Friend!
My beloved Lord is within.'
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Translated by Rabindranath Tagore
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