All our desire is a grain of wheat,
Our whole personality is the milling-building.
But this mill grinds without knowing about it.
The millstone is your heavy body.
What makes the stone turn is your thought-river.
The stone says: I don’t know why we do all this,
but the river has knowledge!
If you ask the river, it says,
I don’t know why I flow.
All I know is that a human opened the gate!
And if you ask the person, he says:
All I know, oh gobbler of bread, is that if this stone
stops going around, there’ll be no bread for your
All this grinding goes on, and no one has any
So just be quiet, and one day turn
to God, and say: “What is this about bread-making?”
(translated by Robert Bly)
Voiced by: Maratib Ali Shad