Sant Tukaram

(1608 - 1650 / Dehu, Pune / India)

Can Water Drink Itself? - Poem by Sant Tukaram

Can water drink itself?
Can a tree taste its own fruit?
The worshiper of God must
remain distinct from Him.

Only thus will he come to
know God's joyful love.
But if he were to say that God
and he are one,
that joy and love would
vanish instantly.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated from The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice, by Georg Feuerstein

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012



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