Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

THY BIRTH

Thy father, Supreme Brahman,
Felt loneliness once.
He was alone,
One without a second.
He wanted to multiply;
He thought,
“May I become many.”
There was a vibration or Spandan
In thy mother, Maya,
The undifferentiated,
The unmanifested;
The equilibrium was disturbed.
You were born at once.
Thy body was made of pure Sattva;
You were known by the name ‘Mind’.
The Lord ordained you to do four functions;
So you became fourfold—
Mind, Subconscious, Intellect, Ego.
You separated yourself from the Lord
Through self-arrogating ‘I’.
You indulged in sensual objects
In company with the senses
And forgot thy divine origin.
You became attached to sons, wife,
Property, names, titles and honours;
You became quite worldly.
You identified yourself with the body,
Sons, wife, house and property
Through Avidya or ignorance.
This is the cause for your downfall
And all sorts of miseries and sufferings.
This is, in…

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