Lost Translations

September 24, 2010

image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage team

Experience is in the consciousness of the beholder.
Moses parted the Red Sea to freedom
Krishna’s flute beckoned the milkmaids  on a moonlit night
Arjuna picked up his bow and fought the just war.
Stuck in a mythic paradigm
How do we communicate
When a literal translation informs your worldview?

From the ground of nothing
You argue for a creative intelligence
That oversees the laws of nature
Orders the universe in a grand design.
You say the mind cannot comprehend this source
Is it science or is it God
Does it matter by what names we call the Creator?

History tells the stories of our plight to understand
The fundamentalist, the pluralist,
the rationalist
Each in our own world.
Move beyond these filters
Embrace our common goal
Let love become the center
Stand firm on the ground of our shared humanity!

{ 10 comments }

1 Marion 09.25.10 at 7:26 am

“Does it matter by what names we call the Creator?”…absolutely not! And then, the line….”Let love become the center”…yes!

It’s all really quite simple, isn’t it?

Love the poem, Miruh…you’re so exquisitely talented!

2 Linda M. Rhinehart Neas 09.29.10 at 2:41 pm

Love is our center! We simply need reminding, which you have done so well in this lovely poem, Miruh.

A rose by an other name would smell as sweet…God is God no matter what the name.

Peace and Love, dear friend!

3 Miruh 09.29.10 at 8:58 pm

Hello Marion,

Taking a bow…thanks for your generous comment. 😀

I agree, it is simple, but our minds are complex and creates all the problems in the world. We need to go beyond the mind, no?

Happy Autumn days to you Marion!

4 Miruh 09.29.10 at 9:15 pm

Hello Linda,

I love how you put this, “A rose by an other name would smell as sweet…God is God no matter what the name.”

When humanity awakens to this truth, life’s sweetness would be appreciated for the precious gift it is .

Thanks for sharing your insight.

Deep peace to you my friend!

5 Alexys Fairfield 09.30.10 at 12:06 pm

Hi Miruh,

This is sooooo powerful and empowering. I love the imagery and the layers it entails. Love IS the center. Love IS every direction, every journey, every destination, everything.

Thank you for showing your love so brilliantly.

May the blessings continue to fall upon you and those in which you come in contact. 😀

6 Miruh 09.30.10 at 10:49 pm

Hello Alexys,

You say it well, “Love IS the center. Love IS every direction, every journey, every destination, everything.” Imagine a world like this! I hope some day the world will be one…

Thanks for your generous comment. Your support encourages me to write more. Much appreciated.

And may the blessings rain over on your side too, making love bloom along your path! 😀

7 Spiritual Healing Grace 10.14.10 at 9:45 pm

This is so lovely. I think we do get caught up in what we call the Creator. We speak different languages for a reason. Maybe there’s a reason why we call God by many names all being one.

8 Miruh 10.20.10 at 10:04 pm

Hello Spiritual Healing Grace,

Welcome!

“Maybe there’s a reason why we call God by many names all being one…” Perhaps this is part of the play of consciousness. Are we going to get bound up or move beyond name and form?

Thanks for stopping by.

Namaste!

9 Bhakti 08.11.11 at 5:54 am

Hi Miruh,

loved this poem… i am from india and i do blog quite a bit about spirituality.. heres my link: essndee.blogspot.com.

love and light
Bhakti

10 Miruh 08.16.11 at 10:17 pm

Hello Bhakti,

Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the poem.

I took a quick peek at your site. Refreshing! Love the poems and the little anecdotes you share. Will have to check back and spend more time.

Namaste!

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