SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Identity” by Amado Nervo “Identidad”


Tat Tvam Asi
(You are this: that is to say, you are one
and the same as everything around you;
you are the thing in itself)

Anyone who knows they are one with God achieves nirvana:
a nirvana in which all darkness is illuminated,
a dizzying expansion of human consciousness
that is merely the projection of the divine idea
on the screen of time…

The phenomenon—the external, useless fruit
of illusion—is extinguished: now there is no plurality,
and the self, ecstatic, is at last absorbed in the absolute,
and has all eternity for an inheritance!

Amado Nervo (1919)




“Tat Tvam Asi
(Tu eres esto: es decir, eres uno
y lo mismo que todo a tu alrededor;
tú eres la cosa en sí misma)”

El que sabe que es uno con Dios, logra el Nirvana:
un Nirvana en que toda tiniebla se ilumina;
vertiginoso ensanche de la conciencia humana,
que es sólo proyección de la Idea Divina
en el Tiempo…

El fenómeno, lo exterior, vano fruto
de la ilusión, se extingue: ya no hay pluralidad,
y el yo, extasiado, abísmase por fin en lo absoluto,
¡y tiene como herencia toda la eternidad!

Amado Nervo (1919)


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