A poem by Kabir




How Humble is Gd?

Gd is the tree in the forest that allows itself to die and will not defend itself in front of those with the ax, not wanting to cause them shame.

And Gd is the earth that will allow itself to be deformed by man’s tools, but He cries; yes, Gd cries, but only in front of His closest ones.

And a beautiful animal is being beaten to death, but nothing can make Gd break his silence to the masses and say,

“Stop, please stop, why are you doing this to Me?”

How humble is Gd?
Kabir wept when I knew.

Poem by Kabir (c.1440-1518)

published at p. 226 in Daniel Ladinsky’s 2002 book: LOVE POEMS FROM GOD: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West. (Penguin Compass, NY).