Nazmul Haque

Rookie - 20 Points (1st March,1978 / Sirajgang, Bangladesh)

The Ultimate You - Poem by Nazmul Haque

It is you
who ultimately decide what reality is.
If you are mad,
the whole existence is mad.
If you are silent,
then the whole existence is silent.
If you are in love, you will feel that
the whole existence is loving.

You are divided-
divided between the head and the heart,
You cannot think as one,
Your mind is like a battlefield
where two opposite forces
are continuously at war-
an eternal battle between 'yes' and 'no'
is always going on within you.

Being divided
you cannot meet the undivided God.
Being dual,
you cannot come to the non-dual reality.
If you are dual,
the reality will be dual.
You have to be one,
only then does the reality
begin to be one.

It is you who shape
the quality of the existence around you.
But you are shattered- broken apart,
You think your body and your mind
are two things - not only two,
but contrary, opposed, fighting - enemies.

No, they are not.
They are two extremes
of one rhythm;
they are two poles
of one existence.
The outer is the body,
the inner is the soul,
but between the outer and the inner
you exist.

You are neither the inner-
nor the outer.
The outer is a part of you
and the inner is also a part of you-
you exist just in between.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 2, 2011

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