The Self and the Symbol

Thou most Divine! above all women
Above all men in consciousness.
Thou in thy nearness to me
Hast shown me paths of love.
Yea; walks that lead from hell
To the great light; where life and love
Do ever reign.
Thou hast taught to me a patience
To behold whatever state;
However beautiful and joyful; however ugly and sorrowful.
To know that these are–all!–but
The glimmerings of the greater life–
Expressions of the infinite.
According to the finality of that moment
Now to come; in the eternal now, which thou
Sweet Presence, hast awakened me to–
I see the light–the way.
An everlasting illumination
That takes me to the gate; the open door
To the house of God.
There I find most priceless jewels;
The key to all the ways,
That lead from _Om_ to thee.
A mistake–an off-turn from the apparent road of right
Is but the bruising of thy temple,
Calling thy Self–thy soul–
The God within; showing thee,
The _nita_ of it all; which is but the half of me.
And as thy consciousness of the two
The _nita_ and the _ita_, comes to thee
A three is formed–the trinity is found.
Through thee the Deity hast spoken
Uniting the two in the one;
Revealing the illusion of mortality
The message of _Om_ to the Illumined.
— Ali Nomad in COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS
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