The Cosmic Substance
OM is everywhere, but who can grasp it?
It is all-knowledge which few understand
Though it is the light of the universe,
Men still prefer to live in the darkness.
OM is completeness and owns everything,
Yet men still talk about their possessions.
Although OM is the universe entire,
Men prefer to see only particles:
They wonder at the flight of the birds
But overlook the air which supports them;
So men seek only the visible world
And overlook the things they cannot see.
-Sri Dadaji Mahendranath