Thought for the day, Thursday 25th November

“Lord and swan
Are in essence the same:
Just its body
Makes one swan
Different from others.
From the same clay
The potter conjures
Multiple things
In many colours
And innumerable forms.
Milk ten cows
Of different colours
Their milk
Will be the same.
Kabir says:
Abandon your religion
And know that the One,
The Lord of all worlds.
Fills every vessel.
Only its body
Makes a swan different
From other swans:
Lord and swan
Are the same in essence.”
Kabir (15th century Indian mystic), translated by Andrew Harvey

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