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Wake Up Sweet Child of the Sun and Shine

"The moon shines in my body,

but my blind eyes cannot see it:

The moon is within me, and so is the sun.

The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me;

but my deaf ears cannot hear it.


So long as man clamours for the I and the Mine,

his works are as naught:

When all love for the I and the Mine is dead,

then the work of the Lord is done.

For work has no other aim

than the getting of knowledge:

When that comes then work is put away.


The flower blooms for the fruit:

When the fruit comes, the flower withers.

The musk is in the deer,

but it seeks it not within itself:

It wanders in the quest of grass."


-Kabir (13th Century Ecstatic Poet)

(Translation by Rabindranath Tagore)


…After rereading the “World House” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:


The poem by Kabir and the words of Dr. King complement each other and light a way for the us to recognize a world family and realize that the small definitions of ourselves will no long serve a transcendant vision of love and unity. They both point back to the limitless capacities within each of us. This artwork is dedicated to the child of Light that shines on and on out of our very Being.


Why I love this poem: Blog


***ADDED NOTE: I'll be flying out west for a couple of weeks so I will catch up with you when I get back. Love to you all!!!!


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Uploaded on January 23, 2010