“The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it:
The moon is within me, and so is the sun.
The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me;
but my deaf ears cannot hear it.”
Fifteenth century mystic poet, Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore (Songs of Kabir, 1915)
Kabir’s poetry was a great force behind the Bhakti (Devotional) Movement in India during the fifteenth century. His words reflect the foundational philosophy behind Yoga, that we are all one. That the Atma and Parmatma are one. That all we desire, is already within us.
The lines above allude to the divine and infinite energy of the universe residing inside each of us, but which we fail to see.
PHOTO: I met Hallie at my gym. She is a trainer. As we conversed it became apparent she is as much of a nerd about history, culture and philosophy as I am. We continued our conversation as we did our shoot.