“I Am All”
I am the blue firmament and the black cloud,
I am the waterfall and the sound thereof,
I am the graven image and the stone by the wayside,
I am the rose and the falling petals thereof,
I am the flower of the field and the sacred lotus,
I am the sanctified waters and the still pool,
I am the tree that towereth among the mountains
And the blade of grass in the peaceful lane,
I am the tender spring leaf and the evergreen foliage.
I am the barbarian and the sage,
I am the impious and the pious,
I am the ungodly and the godly,
I am the harlot and the virgin,
I am the liberated and the man of time,
I am the the indestructible and the destructible,
I am the renunciation and the proud possessor.
I am all
few know me.
I am neither This nor That,
I am neither detached nor attached,
I am neither heaven nor hell — few know me —
I am neither philosophies nor creeds,
I am neither the Guru nor the disciple.
I contain all.
I am clear as the mountain stream,
Simple as the new spring leaf.
Happy are they
That meet with me.
from From Darkness to Light: Poems and Parables, by J. Krishnamurti