O immense Light and thou, O spirit-wide boundless Space,
Whom have you clasped and hid, deathless limbs, gloried face?
Vainly lie ‘Space and Time, “Void are we, there is none.”
Vainly strive Self and World crying, “I, I alone.”
One is there, Self of self, Soul of space, Fount of Time,
Heart of hearts, Mind of minds, He alone sits, sublime.
Oh, no void Absolute self-absorbed, splendid, mute,
Hands that clasp hold and red lips that kiss blow the flute.
All He loves, all He moves, all are His, all are He!
Many limbs sate His whims, hear His sweet ecstasy.
Two in One, Two who know difference rich in sense,
Two to clasp, One to be, this His strange mystery.
Lord Krishna, God Himself
No one is higher than me,
the universe is just a string
strung with clusters of gems to me.
I am the life in water
I am the light in the sun and the moon
I am the word ‘Om’ in Vedas
I am the sound in air
I am man’s virility.
Earth’s sweet-fragrance is in me
the of brilliance of fire is in me
I am the life in all beings
the hermit’s austerity is in me.
Beware O Arjuna,
All beings come from me
I am the intelligence of the wise
the splendor of beauty is in me.
I am the force of the strong
I’ve no desires or bonds,
the desire of dharma
in all beings is me.
All forms of life and things
pure, moving or inert know
they come from me,
they are in me and
still I’m not in them.