The thursday night Sutra and Scripture study group at Karuna has been meditating on The Isha Upanisad. Though this Upanishad is a comparatively brief verse, it reveals the nature of the Supreme being, Isha or God. Karuna teacher Vanessa Serotta has written this response.
Just as in the dark of night, the forest is moving to the touch of the sun, just as the ice of the glaciers was once a cloud, so too is God’s saturation.
Some look at the night and see the darkness, some at the cloud and see the cloud.
But those who look at the cloud and see their tears, blood, the suppleness of their beloved’s skin, the dried blood of a killed animal, tap roots, sap flows at winter’s end, the ocean floor, are absorbed into the Great Heart.