The Beloved is in Me, and Also in You

XCVII. II. 90. (p. 142)

The Beloved is in me, and also in you,
as life is in every seed.
You who would serve life,
put away pride and seek Him within you.

A million suns explode with light,
An ocean of blue expands to the farthest horizon,
When I sit in the midst of that world,
The fever of life is quieted,
And the stains from experience are washed away.

I Listen to the hum of the unstruck chord
resonating in each moment;
My pulse beats in rhythm to the drums that no fingers touch.
The Eternal One is singing my name as a love song.
Rains pour down without water,
and the rivers are streams of light.

One love permeates the whole world,
few are they that know it fully.

Those who hope to see it by the light of logic
are blind.
The house of reason is very far from the world of Love!

How blessed is Kabir, that in this vast ocean of love
He sings in his little boat.
It is the music of soul meeting soul.
It is the music of forgetting all sorrow.
It is the music that goes beyond all coming in and going forth.

version of Kabir by Lorin Roche. Working from Tagore’s 1915 Songs of Kabir.