“The guest is inside you, and also inside me;
you know the sprout is hidden inside the seed.
We are all struggling; none of us has gone far.
Let your arrogance go, and look around inside.
The blue sky opens out farther and farther,
the daily sense of failure goes away,
the damage I have done to myself fades,
a million suns come forward with light,
when I sit firmly in that world.
I hear bells ringing that no one has shaken,
inside "love" there is more joy than we know of,
rain pours down, although the sky is clear of clouds,
there are whole rivers of light.
The universe is shot through in all parts by a single sort of love.
How hard it is to feel that joy in all our four bodies!
Those who hope to be reasonable about it fail.
The arrogance of reason has separated us from that love.
With the word "reason" you already feel miles away.”--Kabir
The ego wants to know, the ego wants to define the infinite to try and have the illusion of being safe.
The ego in it's misbelief of containment finds itself hard and calcified in it's belief about itself.
Then the hammer comes and smashes it into freedom into the glimpse of the Divine.
May it be the hammer of Grace and Forgiveness.
Painting by Nicholas Roerich