Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Analogy of the Moon's Reflection

"Being verily one, the Self-of-all-beings-and-elements is present in every being. It is beheld onefold and manifold simultaneously, like the moon reflected in water."
- Amrtabindu Upanisad 11-12

"There is but one moon in the nightly firmament, yet it is reflected in numerous water jars standing in the moonlight. The jars, perishable clay, are compared to individuals."

- Heinrich Zimmer, Philosophies of India

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