The Idolaters and The Idol(H)aters, A Poem
The Idolaters & The Idol Haters
They say God is everywhere
And that I am their Lord. But
They do not see me everywhere.
They may break my idols,
They have been doing that
Since time I laid down the law.
In the land I was born and in
The lands beyond where my words spread.
But can they erase my image
From your hearts, my true place?
Can they take me out of your memory
That has been enriched by my thoughts?
Did I ever preach you to carve my shapes?
Did I ever stop who did it out of love?
Innumerable they are, every where you see my forms.
In the plants and flowers, in the rivers, in the earth
In the heavens, the stars and the worlds you may never know.
The worlds and the lands they can never fathom, try they may.
Can they ever destroy that which cannot be?
Can they destroy that which they cannot see?
Can they destroy that which they cannot touch?
Can they destroy that which abides in them?
I am knowledge, I am ignorance,
I am everything you want (me) to be and
Also that which you do not want (me)
To be as you come nearer to me.
Believe me, these idol haters love me so much that they
Do not want me to be just a rock in the mountains.
Suggestions for Further Reading
- The Life and Teachings of the Buddha
- The Buddha On the Self And Anatta, the Not-Self
- Dhamma - Buddha's Teachings
- The Eightfold Path Of Buddhism
- Concept of Death, Hell and Afterlife in Hinduism
- Dharma, the Moral and Religious Duties of Hinduism
- The Ashtadikpalas, Rulers of Eight Directions
- Hindu Gods - Lord Ganesha
- God and Self in Hinduism
- Religious People of All Faiths Must Unite
- Teaching Faith in Classrooms
- Origin, Definition and Introduction to Hinduism
- The Problems and Status of Women in Hindu Society
- Image Show is Over and Curtains are Drawn Until Next Shwo
- Why Idol Worship or Image Worship is Justified in Hinduism?
- Essays On Dharma
- Esoteric Mystic Hinduism
- Introduction to Hinduism
- Hindu Way of Life
- Essays On Karma
- Hindu Rites and Rituals
- The Origin of The Sanskrit Language
- Symbolism in Hinduism
- Essays on The Upanishads
- Concepts of Hinduism
- Essays on Atman
- Hindu Festivals
- Spiritual Practice
- Right Living
- Yoga of Sorrow
- Mental Health
- Concepts of Buddhism
- General Essays
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