Within this Earthen Vessel

Within this earthen vessel are bowers and groves, and within it

  is the Creator:

Within this vessel are the seven oceans and the unnumbered stars.

The touchstone and the jewel-appraiser are within;

And within this vessel the Eternal soundeth, and the spring wells


Kabîr says: “Listen to me, my Friend!  My beloved Lord is within.”


By:  Kabir

From: Songs Of Kabir

Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

New York, The Macmillan Company 1.9-2/15