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Lalla - I’ve bridled my mind horse



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I, Lalla, The Poems of Lal Ded translated by Ranjit Hoskote

When the scriptures melt away, the chants remain.
When the chants melt away, the mind remains.
When the mind melts away, what’s left?
A void mingles with the Void

Kill desire, focus on the true nature of things.
Snap out of your daydreams,
there’s rarest wisdom to be found right here.
A void has mingled with the Void.

I’ve bridled my mind horse, reined him in,
struggled to tie my ten breath streams together.
That’s how the moon melted and rained nectar on me
and a void mingled with the Void!

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble