August 14th, 2019

Lalla - To learn the scriptures is easy

To learn the scriptures is easy

by Lalla

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Kashmiri

To learn the scriptures is easy,
to live them, hard.
The search for the Real
is no simple matter.

Deep in my looking,
the last words vanished.
Joyous and silent,
the waking that met me there.


-- from Naked Song, by Lalla / Translated by Coleman Barks
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