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John of the Cross - I Came Into the Unknown (Fragment)

I came into the unknown
and stayed there unknowing
rising beyond all science.

I did not know the door
but when I found the way,
unknowing where I was,
I learned enormous things,
but what I felt I cannot say,
for I remained unknowing,
rising beyond all science.

It was the perfect realm
of holiness and peace.
In deepest solitude
I found the narrow way:
a secret giving such release
that I was stunned and stammering,
rising beyond all science.

I was so far inside,
so dazed and far away
my senses were released
from feelings of my own.
My mind had found a surer way:
a knowledge of unknowing,
rising beyond all science

Poetry Chaikhana | John of the Cross - I Came Into the Unknown
Tags: contemplation, gnosis and agnosis, john of the cross, sacred poetry, spiritual experience, spiritual practice
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