Saturday, April 5, 2014

Of the eternal

Of the eternal

The Gita says, what is born must die.
And as the bodies pile up,

our noses continually rubbed in the dust,
we begin to tremble before such a truth.

Yet, we are made also of the eternal
and therein a subtle assurance lies -

what is born must die -
the temporal self, born of ignorance,

vainly asserting its sovereignty
through numberless lifetimes and deaths -

by the same stark truth
must someday die ... eternally

while the God part of us,
the part never born ...

can never die.
Can never die.

O child of God, take note of death
only as a harbinger of life eternal.

                   (Unpublished)

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