Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Shiva is in all Things
The Lord of Appati
is both inside and outside,
form and no-form.
He is both the flood and the bank,
he is the broad-rayed sun.
Himself the highest mystery,
he is in all hidden thoughts.
He is thought and meaning,
and embraces all who embrace him.
(from Poems to Shiva :The Hymns of the Tamil Saints––Indira V. Peterson––Princeton Legacy Library)
This poem gives expression to a notion that appears in many traditions and under many
names: God is everywhere and is both seen and unseen, hidden and yet known, manifest and potential, immanent and transcendent, boundless and contained.
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