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The One and the Many

The One was beyond words, until it said the first word: Itself. Then, thinking it was its word it thought the world. It said, “what a great world am I!”

The One was beyond words, till it thought it was a flower. “What a great flower am I!” it thought, until it noticed the field of flowers before it.

The One was beyond words, till it thought it was a grain of sand. “What a great grain am I!” it thought. Until it noticed the long stretch of the beach.

The One was beyond words, until it thought it was a star. “What a great star am I!” it thought. Until it noticed the galaxy.

The One was beyond words, until it thought it was a person. “What a great person am I!” it thought. Until it noticed the whole population.

“If I am not the only one, then I must become whole again.” It thought. So it expanded its heart to fill the universe, and every living creature in it.

“What a great world am I!” It thought, and remembered its transcendent nature: one beyond words.

And it was whole again.

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