In Me Thou Livest

Take, Lord,  unto Thyself

My sense of self; and let it vanish utterly.

Take, Lord, my life,

Live Thou my life through me.

I live no longer, Lord,

But in me now

Thou livest.

Aye, between Thee and me, my God,

There is no longer room for ‘I’ and ‘mine.’

-         Tukaram

-         From John S.Hoyland, An Indian Peasant Mystics: Translations from Tukaram (Allenson &Co.  1932)

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