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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
From One Hundred Poems, Bk. I. 104

Kabir (1440–1518)
O HOW 1 may I ever express that secret word?
O how can I say, He is unlike this, He is like that?
If I should say, He is within me, the universe were shamed.
If I say, He is without me, it is false.
He maketh the inner & the outer worlds to be indivisibly one.        5
The conscious and the unconscious, both are his footstools.
He is neither manifest nor hidden:
He is neither revealed nor unrevealed:
There are no words to tell what He is.
Note 1. Kabir. Bk. I. 104. [See 17.] [back]

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