William Stanney, OFM 11 p.m., Dec. 17
“On God,” by Kabir
- “Thou art That” is the preaching of the Upanishads; that is their message.
- Great is their reliance upon this; but how can they, however mighty, describe Him?
- Pandit, your thoughts are all untrue; there is here no universe and no creator;
- Nor subtle, nor gross, nor air, nor fire, nor sun, nor moon, nor earth, nor water;
- Nor the form of light, nor time are there; there is neither word nor body.
- There is neither action nor virtue, no mantras and no worship at all.
- Rites and ceremonies have no worth at all.
- He is one, there is no second.
- Wherever, wherever one looks, there, there is He the same; He is found in every vessel.
- How can I explain His form or outline? There is no second who has seen Him.
- How can I describe the condition of the unconditioned, who has neither village nor resting place?
- He who must be seen without qualities; by what name shall I call Him?
- When the fire of avarice is out, and the smoke of desires no longer issueth.
- then shall man know that one God is everywhere contained, and that there is no second.
- The joiner dwelleth ever separate from the work.