The Mystic’s Dilemma

How should I say what is infinitely ineffable?

How should I say what is infinitely ineffable?

How should I speak what is essentially unspeakable?

How should I describe what defies all description?

How should I write what cannot ever be written?

How should I communicate what can only be experienced?

How can I relate what can only be known first-hand?

How can I point without drawing attention to the pointer?

How can I paint what can never be seen?

How can I sing what can never be vocalized?

How can I know what can only be felt?

How could language express that which is forever beyond language?

How could words describe the Word?

How could concepts ever grasp what is eternally beyond concepts?

How could ideas ever capture what is not an idea?

How could images ever show what is beyond all imagination?


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