"The only offering you can make to God is your increasing awareness." ~ Lalla
Learning the scriptures is easy;
but living them, that's hard.
Far easier to read words on a page
than to seek the living heart of things.
Fumbling through the fog of study,
stumbling, I lost my last words.
-- And my vision cleared.
Oh the sight that met me then!
Translated by Ivan M. Granger
"The mind is what sleeps. What recognizes itself as God is awake." ~ Lalla
One shrine to the next, the hermit can't stop for breath.
Soul, get this! You should have looked in the mirror.
Going on a pilgrimage is like falling in love
with the greenness of faraway grass.
Translated by Ranjit Hoskote