STRESSING THE ESSENTIAL
Considered in its ultimate manifestation
Supreme Being would be
Antithetical in constitution to the stars,
And therefore it wouldn't shine
With a star-like radiance.
Rather, this supreme state-of-being
Would be all but invisible to sight,
Since essence rather than appearance
Is the attribute of an ultimate life.
Supreme Being could only be
Noumenally experienced, never phenomenally seen,
And it would amount to a density
Of pure spirit glowing in the void of space.
Such a density, if detectable, could
More resemble a Black Hole than a star.
Indeed, it might well constitute
What are now regarded as Black Holes
From the viewpoint of the optical sense.
If this were so, then terms like
The 'Clear Light of the Void' are inadequate
For describing Ultimate Reality, since stressing
The apparent rather than the essential.
God as Supreme Being wouldn't possess
The apparent attributes of a star,
But would be inner light - the opposite
Of outer light, whether clear or not.
The Holy Ghost is a better term for approaching
The noumenal essence of Ultimate Reality,
But 'pure spirit' is better again,
Since more noumenally specific.
A bias for any traditional world religion
Would be inappropriate to
The ultimate world religion.
We must adopt new terminology for
A fresh religious perspective.