“That which is eternal retains its value forever and ever:
It is the Supreme Substance and eternal life continuum.
It neither rots in the ground nor can be reduced to ashes:
But humans do not know where it is or whence it goes,
Nor how it came to be here, or if it is really here at all.
Born in mystery, live in paradox, released to nowhere;
Adrift in a vast Cosmos where there is neither up nor down.
The mere words God, Soul, Atman, Spirit are all derogatory,
For that which is all the names is without a real name,
A something, somewhere which defies all our descriptions,
An un-manifest which manifests in all and everything.”
~ Shri Gurudev Mahendranath