Karmacology: Mindful Living, Sacred Practice

The Ocean, Too, Becomes the Drop

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same...

The Source is full, its waters are ever-flowing;
 Do not grieve, drink your fill!
Don't think it will ever run dry --
This is the endless Ocean!

Pass again from the heavenly realm and plunge into the ocean of Consciousness.
Let the drop of water that is you become a hundred mighty seas.

But do not think that the drop alone becomes the Ocean—
the Ocean, too, becomes the drop!
-- Jelaluddin Rumi, "A Garden Beyond Paradise"