THE GLEAM—Rt. Rev. Soyen Shaku

When I stretch out my hand

To drink from the mountain stream,

In the hollow of my palm

I see a gentle gleam.

What am I drinking then?

I look above, below;

Is it water or the moon

This soft but radiant glow?

* * * *

Do not say, "It is not so"—

But rather say, "I do not know."

—Hindu Proverb.

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