n e e r t h e t w a i n ?
So many centuries of Indian thought,
So many saints who found their inmost soul,
So much of observation of the mind,
So much of consciousness itself revealed,
And all this given due language and due terms,
That we, the distant heirs in foreign tongues,
May struggle, in our word-hoard so much less,
To stretch our minds to comprehend this wealth;
Thus, make a virtue from necessity,
And as perforce the English mystics did,
With heart-warmed mind, speak true simplicity;
With mind-clear heart, reveal whats God and hid :
And trust that godly silence, godly sound
Will yield that self-same truth to Western mind.
The scope of the Sanskrit and subsequently Hindi language
to classify the observation and discrimination of the sages,
compared with the heartfelt simplicity of the medieval
English mystics, prompted this act of faith.
Michael Shepherd ©
Michael Shepherd © firstname.lastname@example.org