Wednesday, January 18, 2012

the breath inside the breath

"Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. 
My shoulder is against yours.
You will not find me in stupas, not in Indian shrine
      rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals;
not in masses, nor kirtans, nor in legs winding
      around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but
When you really look for me, you will see me
      instantly --
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath." 

Kabir, 13th century Indian poet and mystic