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Sant Tukaram

(1608 - 1650 / Dehu, Pune / India)

In Me Thou Livest


Take, Lord, unto Thyself
My sense of self; and let it vanish utterly.

Take, Lord, my life,
Live Thou my life through me.

I live no longer, Lord,
But in me now
Thou livest.

Aye, between Thee and me, my God,
There is no longer room for “I” and “mine.”

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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From John S.Hoyland, An Indian Peasant Mystics: Translations from Tukaram

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