Sunday, May 10, 2015

Where is the Need of Words?

Where is the need of words,

when love has made drunken the heart?

I have wrapped the diamond in my  cloak;

why open it again and again?

When its load was light, the pan of the balance went up:

Now it is full, where is the need for weighing?

The swan has taken its flight to the lake beyond the mountains;

Why should it search for the pools and ditches any more?

Your Lord dwells within you:

Why need your outward eyes be opened?

Kabir says:

"Listen, my brother!

my Lord,

Who ravishes my eyes,

has united Himself with me.'"

---By Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

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