Tagore, Rabindranath - On the Sick bed
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Rabindranath Tagore – from On the Sick bed
Can you polish your mysterious mirror
And leave no blemish?
When the gates of heaven open and shut
Are you capable of keeping to the role of the female?
When your discernment penetrates the four quarters
Are you capable of not knowing anything?
It gives them life yet claims no possession;
It benefits them yet exacts no gratitude;
It is the steward yet exercises no authority
Such is called the mysterious virtue