A friend concluded, “All there is, is Consciousness,”
And drew a flow chart to prove his assertion.

I said, “Yes… so?”

Another maintained, categorically, “There is one Self in all,”
And elucidated his reasoning with great eloquence.

I said, “Yes… so?”

Yet another declared unequivocally, “Thou are That.”
And propounded his logic with diamond-like clarity.

I said, “Yes… so?”

Still another pronounced, emphatically, “All is Emptiness,
There is no independent existence.”

I sighed, “Yes… so?”

The Beloved whispered, “I Love you.”
And my Soul cried out, wordlessly…