1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

The river and its waves are one February 20, 2008


photo by axinia


The river and its waves are one surf:

where is the difference

between the river and its waves?

When the wave rises, it is the water;

and when it falls,

it is

  the same water again. 


Tell me, Sir, where is the distinction?

Because it has been named as wave,

shall it no longer be

considered as water?


Within the Supreme Brahma,

the worlds are being told like beads:

Look upon that rosary with the eyes of wisdom.


poem by Kabir (1440-1518), Indian poet



5 Responses to “The river and its waves are one”

  1. bharati108 Says:

    It is always a joy to look at your photos!!!!!

    Thanx, Michaela

  2. radha Says:

    Jaise Sarita Sagar.me Jaye Ghul = When the flowing river goes and meets the sea it loses its identity and is identified with the sea (from the hindi lyric Pyar.Bhare)

  3. bobleckridge Says:

    Lovely poem Axinia
    Thank you
    Dr Bob

  4. Sam Says:

    I like poetry and this was great.
    Kabir also said-One day your heart will beat at the apex of your head.Can it be true?Axinia…the next time you meditate just check whether you feel heart beat at the pinnacle of your head.

  5. Sam Says:

    Ooops forgot to add this.Please check by placing your hand at the apex of your head whether your heart beats or not.Thanks

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