why talk about all the known and the unknown/ see how the unknown merges into the known
What reason any one can have that exists outside his being? Consider a simple phenomenon of an eclipse. It is the moon who throws herself squarely against the Sun whose brightness is to us a diamond ring of brightness while the eclipse lasts.
Similarly our body endures for a season and with which we weave our preferences and prejudices. If we say what we speak are certainties we have not understood the soul or of the One who remains beyond the reckoning of time and space. Even as we cast our own vision of the world to come, reason is steadily losing its grip on the unknown.
Here is a rubaiyat to express the same idea:
Think that the world you held as your cocoon
Cannot keep its spell or make itself known?
Unknown are the moths that pillage and gorge
When they moult wings and flutter with wind blown.
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