How many believe
humankind will one day know everything
and live as flesh and blood forever?

They imagine, of course, that in the future perfect
our descendents will concur with the presumption that
existence ends with death

but human knowledge is not limitless
not all wisdom is founded on doubt
yet certainty borrowed from the crowd is hollow

True learning is a path with direction
even though its destination may only be
known to Al-Khabir

it seeks the origins of the heart of light
even if the journey leads
beyond death and reason