Spoke his prie
st. “A silver sliver
Of the lamp which lovers worship;
Shines the light on true believers.”
“Brings to mind the Bodhisatva,”
Spoke the Buddhist, “of compassion.”
“From the Eastern land of ancients,
Where the bowl of Earth was fashioned.”
“What, pray tell,
Spoke at once the latest wise-one.
“He’s accepted all the others
Gone before; the way is union?”
“This, you see”, revealed the Rabbi,
“Charts a line which roughly follows
Down through time, a line of prophets,Give or take a right-tongued Sophist.
“Eastern influences flourished
In our land, but naught surpassesNow
Gnostic scripts were ne’er so magic!
“Not so!” claimed the Vedic master.
“Ours, the early bird of progress