I the gold, and thou the solvent1 min read

OMY Guru, thou art the sandalwood and I the water,
Thy fragrance pervades all.
O my Guru, thou art the cloud and I the peacock,
I look at thee as the partridge gazes at the moon.
O my Guru, thou art the lamp and I the wick,
Thy light shines forth day and night.
O my Guru, thou art the pearl and I the string,
I the gold, and thou the solvent.
O my Guru, thou art the Master and I the servant,
Such is the devotion of Reidas.

Poem by Reidas