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A Belated Happy Birthday O Lalla

I traveled a long way seeking God,
but when I finally gave up and turned back,
there He was, within me!

O Lalli!
Now why do you wander
like a beggar?
Make some effort,
and He will grant you
a vision of Himself
in the form of bliss
in your heart.


-- from Lalleshwari: Spiritual Poems by a Great Siddha Yogini, Translated by Swami Muktananda
Poetry Chaikhana | Lalla - I traveled a long way seeking God

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athgarvan
Apr. 30th, 2016 04:29 pm (UTC)
"I traveled a long way seeking God,
but when I finally gave up and turned back,
there He was, within me!"

I like that. Thank you.
amaebi
May. 1st, 2016 11:44 am (UTC)
"I traveled a long way seeking God,
but when I finally gave up and turned back,
there He was, within me!"

I also like that, I've found myself thinking quite a lot lately about what humans seem to want a/te divine to be. Seldom a person. But that, we often want other humans to be Things to Us.
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