Treasure Island

Sant Tukaram

(1608 - 1650 / Dehu, Pune / India)

If Men


If men are habitations of God, we should fall at their feet
But we should leave alone their habits and goals.
Fire is good to drive away cold
But you must not tie it up
And carry it around in a cloth.
Tuka says, 'A scorpion or a snake is a habitation of Narayana;
You may worship Him from afar, but you must not touch Him.'

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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