Friday, May 1, 2009

Point of Intersection

Leafing through the Unitarian Universalist hymnal Singing the Living Tradition, I was thrilled to find closing words by Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru (1666-1675), who was executed by the Mogul emperor Aurangzeb:

Why do you go to the forest in search of the Divine?
God lives in all, and abides with you too.
As fragrance dwells in a flower,
or reflection in a mirror,
so the Divine dwells inside everything;
seek therefore in your own heart.

[UU: Hymnal #599 || Sikh: pannaa 684]

Interestingly, the following line in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib affirms a strict monotheism reminiscent of early antitrinitarian heresies during the Christian Patristic Age: "Outside and inside, know that there is only the One Lord."

Does this point of intersection mark the beginning of my newfound call?

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