What Are We: A Poem
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What Are We: A Poem

Well, it's simple.

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What Are We: A Poem

What am I?

Well, it's simple

Thou art That.


What is That?

Well, it's simple,

That is everything


So my body, my thoughts, everything is That?

No

Your true self art That


What's my true self?

Simple

Your true self is unknowable


Why can't I know my true self?

Well

You can meditate on it, but you cannot truly experience it


Okay fine, where is my true self?

Simple

Your true self is you


Who made my true self?

Simple

Your true self was not "made"


How did my true self come into being?

Simple

Your true self came from That


Okay fine, where can I find That?

Simple

That is within you and everyone around you


Who is That?

Simple

That is not a "who", That is


I'm confused.

Don't be

Just as you have your name, That is That


But, if That is me then

Yes

Thou art That


So, That is a force?

No

That is more like an essence


So, how can That be me?

Simple

That is present in all, including you


So That controls me?

No

That gives you life, you control what you are given


So when do I meet That?

Simple

In living life, you greet That in all you encounter


Is That finite?

No

That is all we know, and all we don't know


Is That alive?

No

That is beyond life and death


What does That look like?

Nothing

That is beyond humanly senses


So how do we know That exists?

That is in everything, and you have experienced everything

Therefore, you have experienced everything


That doesn't make sense

You've never traveled the whole world, but you know it exists

Therefore because we experience everything, we know That exists



Okay, I think I get it.

So, thou art That means

Yes

You are from That, and That is who you are


And that also means

Yes

We are all from That, and That is what we all are

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