Kabir and the mystery of life


Kabir, the 15the century Indian mystic poet, wrote:

जिन खोजा तिन पाइयाँ  गहरे पानी पैठ
मैं बौरी डूबन डरी  रही किनारे बैठ

Those who were searching found by diving deep into the waters
I foolishly feared drowning and remained on the shore.

It’s not possible to know what is lost until it is already found. Not even knowledge, on the shore is just a vague sense of loss.

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