Lalleshwari
He Stands Close By You! by Lalleshwari

He Stands Close By You! by Lalleshwari

Give up imagining that the skill of killing desire, and meditating on the Self are too costly to buy; He stands close by you! Do not look for Him far away. The void was ...

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For A Moment I Suppressed The Bellows Of Respiration by Lalleshwari

For A Moment I Suppressed The Bellows Of Respiration by Lalleshwari

For a moment I suppressed the bellows of respiration, Lo and behold! The Lamp lit up brightly and I realized my Self! The light within me sparkled out; In the encompassing ...

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For Ever We Come, For Ever We Go by Lalleshwari

For Ever We Come, For Ever We Go by Lalleshwari

For ever we come, for ever we go; For ever, day and night, we are on the move. Whence we come, thither we go, For ever in the round of birth and death, From nothingness to ...

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If You’Ve Melted Your Desires by Lalleshwari

If You’Ve Melted Your Desires by Lalleshwari

If you've melted your desiresin the river of time, chooseto be a recluse, or choosea family, the village job.If you know the pure Lord within you,you'll be That, wherever.

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Day Will Be Erased In Night by Lalleshwari

Day Will Be Erased In Night by Lalleshwari

Day will be erased in night.The ground's surface will extend outward.The new moon will be swallowedin eclipse, and the mind in meditationwill be completely absorbedby the Void ...

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To Learn The Scriptures Is Easy by Lalleshwari

To Learn The Scriptures Is Easy by Lalleshwari

To learn the scriptures is easy,to live them, hard.The search for the Realis no simple matter.Deep in my looking,the last words vanished.Joyous and silent,the waking that met me ...

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Five Sayings Of Lal Ded by Lalleshwari

Five Sayings Of Lal Ded by Lalleshwari

IBy a way I came, but I went not by the way.While I was yet on the midst of the embankmentwith its crazy bridges, the day failed for me.I looked within my poke, and not a cowry ...

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They May Abuse Me Or Jeer At Me by Lalleshwari

They May Abuse Me Or Jeer At Me by Lalleshwari

They may abuse me or jeer at me, They may say what pleases them, They may with flowers worship me. What profits them whatever they do? I am indifferent to praise and blame.

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The Way Is Difficult And Very Intricate by Lalleshwari

The Way Is Difficult And Very Intricate by Lalleshwari

The way is difficult and very intricate.Lalla discarded her books that toldabout it, and through meditationsaw the truth that never comesto anyone from reading words.

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What Is Worship? Who Are This Man by Lalleshwari

What Is Worship? Who Are This Man by Lalleshwari

What is worship? Who are this manand this woman bringing flowers?What kinds of flowers should be brought,and what streamwater poured over the images?Real worship is done by the ...

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The Mind’s The Garden Of Flowers by Lalleshwari

The Mind’s The Garden Of Flowers by Lalleshwari

The mind's the garden of flowers, and Faith, the florist: Adorn HIM with the garlands of devotion: Shower Him with thy inner moonlight Through a 'Nauri Kalash', in puja Silent ...

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The Joys Of Palate And Fine Apparel by Lalleshwari

The Joys Of Palate And Fine Apparel by Lalleshwari

The joys of palate and fine apparel bring man no lasting peace. They who give up false hopes and don't put trust in the things of the world, Ascend, unafraid of Death's terrors by ...

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The Steed Of Mind Speedeth Over The Sky by Lalleshwari

The Steed Of Mind Speedeth Over The Sky by Lalleshwari

The steed of mind speedeth over the sky, And, in the twinkling of the eye, A hundred thousand leagues traverseth he. Yet a man of discrimination can control the curvetting steed, ...

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There Is A Yawning Pit Underneath You by Lalleshwari

There Is A Yawning Pit Underneath You by Lalleshwari

There is a yawning pit underneath you, and you are dancing overhead. Pray, Sir, how can you bring yourself to dance? See, the riches you are amassing here, nothing of them will go ...

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I Searched For My Self by Lalleshwari

I Searched For My Self by Lalleshwari

I searched for my Selfuntil I grew weary,but no one, I know now,reaches the hidden knowledgeby means of effort.Then, absorbed in "Thou art This,"I found the place of Wine.There ...

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When My Mind Was Cleansed Of Impurities by Lalleshwari

When My Mind Was Cleansed Of Impurities by Lalleshwari

When my mind was cleansed of impurities, like a mirror of its dust and dirt,I recognized the Self in me:When I saw Him dwelling in me,I realized that He was the Everything and I ...

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Though You Are Wise, Be As A Fool by Lalleshwari

Though You Are Wise, Be As A Fool by Lalleshwari

Though you are wise, be as a fool; Though you can see, be as one blind; Though you can hear, be as one deaf; Patiently bear with all you meet, and politely talk to eveyone. This ...

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Fair Or Foul, Satire Or Sarcasm by Lalleshwari

Fair Or Foul, Satire Or Sarcasm by Lalleshwari

Fair or foul, satire or sarcasm, all I deserve: Blockade of audition, screening eyes, As the voice of god tickled My consciousness! My Rattandeep (Ghee/burning lamp) sparkled ...

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I Will Weep And Weep For You, O Mind by Lalleshwari

I Will Weep And Weep For You, O Mind by Lalleshwari

I will weep and weep for you, O Mind; (my Soul) The world hath caught you in its spell. Though you cling to them with the anchor of steel, Not even the shadow of the things you ...

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At The End Of A Crazy-Moon Night by Lalleshwari

At The End Of A Crazy-Moon Night by Lalleshwari

At the end of a crazy-moon nightthe love of God rose.I said, “It's me, Lalla.”The Beloved woke. We became That,and the lake is crystal-clear.

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Dance, Lalla, With Nothing On by Lalleshwari

Dance, Lalla, With Nothing On by Lalleshwari

Dance, Lalla, with nothing onbut air: Sing, Lalla,wearing the sky.Look at this glowing day! What clothescould be so beautiful, ormore scared?

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The Tri-Pinnacled Lake by Lalleshwari

The Tri-Pinnacled Lake by Lalleshwari

The tri-pinnacled lake. The confluence of, running brooks Is crowned by a cliff, glittering in the skies. A bund links Harmukh With Qaunsar Nag ...

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There Is Neither You, Nor I by Lalleshwari

There Is Neither You, Nor I by Lalleshwari

There is neither you, nor I; neither the object of meditation, nor the process of meditation; The Father of all action forgot Himself there.The blind did not see any relationship ...

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It Is Easy To Read And Tto Recite by Lalleshwari

It Is Easy To Read And Tto Recite by Lalleshwari

It is easy to read and to recite; It is hard to practice what one reads, And, reading seek out the Self within. By constant practice, not by books, Conviction grew in my heart Of ...

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I, Lalla, Willingly Entered Through The Garden-Gate by Lalleshwari

I, Lalla, Willingly Entered Through The Garden-Gate by Lalleshwari

I, Lalla, willingly entered through the garden-gate,There, O Joy! I found Siva united with Sakti;There and then I got absorbed drinking at the Lake of Nectar.Immune to harm am I, ...

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The Sling Of My Candy Load Has Ggone Loose by Lalleshwari

The Sling Of My Candy Load Has Ggone Loose by Lalleshwari

The sling of my candy load has gone loose, (and it galls my back): My body has bent double under its weight; how shall I carry the load ? The word of my Guru (that I must lose the ...

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O Infinite Consciousness by Lalleshwari

O Infinite Consciousness by Lalleshwari

O infinite Consciousness,brimming with elixir,You live within my body,and I worship only You.I do not careif I die, take birth,or pass into some other state.These things are so ...

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Why Do You Dote Upon Someone, My Soul by Lalleshwari

Why Do You Dote Upon Someone, My Soul by Lalleshwari

Why do you dote upon someone, my Soul, who is not your true love? Why have you taken the false for the true? Why can't you understand, why can't you know? It is ignorance that ...

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Impart Not Esoteric Ttruth To Fools by Lalleshwari

Impart Not Esoteric Ttruth To Fools by Lalleshwari

Impart not esoteric truth to fools, Nor on molasses feed an ass. Do not sow seed in sandy beds, Nor waste your oil on cakes of bran.

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Tickled By The Sparks Of Shiva Consciousness by Lalleshwari

Tickled By The Sparks Of Shiva Consciousness by Lalleshwari

Tickled by the sparks of Shiva consciousness On pasing through six chakras to seventh, (the inner Moon) My desire deepened and I Moulded my nature by pranayamas: (Deep breathing) ...

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Have No Fear, O Restless Mind by Lalleshwari

Have No Fear, O Restless Mind by Lalleshwari

Have no fear, O restless mind, The Eternal One takes thought for you. He knows how to fulfil your wants. Then cry to Him alone for help, His Name will lead you safe across.

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A Thousand Times I Asked My Guru by Lalleshwari

A Thousand Times I Asked My Guru by Lalleshwari

A thousand times I asked my guru,'The name of the One who is known by No-thing',Tired and exhausted was I, asking time and again; Out of Nothing emerged Something, bewildering and ...

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Thousand Times I Asked My Guru by Lalleshwari

Thousand Times I Asked My Guru by Lalleshwari

Thousand times I asked my Guru, What's HIS name, who's called Nothing? Asking him again and again, I was tired and exhausted. But all too subtly Something came out of nothing ...

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Dying And Giving Birth Go On by Lalleshwari

Dying And Giving Birth Go On by Lalleshwari

Dying and giving birth go oninside the one consciousness,but most people misunderstandthe pure play of creative energy,how inside that, thoseare one event.

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With A Rope Of Loose-Spun Thread Am I Towing by Lalleshwari

With A Rope Of Loose-Spun Thread Am I Towing by Lalleshwari

With a rope of loose-spun thread am I towing my boat upon the sea. Would that God heard my prayer and brought me safe across! Like water in cups of unbaked clay I run to waste. ...

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Coursing In Emptiness by Lalleshwari

Coursing In Emptiness by Lalleshwari

Coursing in emptiness,I, Lalla,dropped off body and mind,and stepped into the Secret Self.Look: Lalla the sedgeflowerblossomed a lotus.

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Deception, Hypocracy, Untruth by Lalleshwari

Deception, Hypocracy, Untruth by Lalleshwari

Deception, hypocracy, untruth, I shunned and, to my mind, I gave the same message, In my lifetime, I found Him as The only one, all-pervading God: What's the source of food and ...

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Keep Your Mind Intent Upon by Lalleshwari

Keep Your Mind Intent Upon by Lalleshwari

Keep your mind intent upon the path that leads to immortality. Should it stray from the path, it will fall into evil ways. Be firm with it and have no fear; For mind is like a ...

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When Siddhanath Applied Lotion To My Eyes by Lalleshwari

When Siddhanath Applied Lotion To My Eyes by Lalleshwari

When Siddhanath applied lotion to my eyes,the cataracts that covered them dissolved.I saw an astonishing sight.Wherever I looked and whatever I beheld,I saw my own Self, I saw ...

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Playfully, You Hid From Me by Lalleshwari

Playfully, You Hid From Me by Lalleshwari

Playfully, you hid from me.All day I looked.Then I discoveredI was you,and the celebrationof That began.

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I Traveled A Long Way Seeking God by Lalleshwari

I Traveled A Long Way Seeking God by Lalleshwari

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 wanderlike a beggar? Make some effort,and He will ...

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Why Do You Grope Thus Like The Blind? by Lalleshwari

Why Do You Grope Thus Like The Blind? by Lalleshwari

Why do you grope thus like the blind ? Pray, doubt not what I say to you: If you are wise, enter within And see the Lord Himself is there. You need not search Him here and there. ...

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Countless Times We Come by Lalleshwari

Countless Times We Come by Lalleshwari

Countless times we come, and Limitless times we should go, In movement we should remain, Day after day and, night after night; Whence we come, thence We should return: Something ...

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By The Highway I Came by Lalleshwari

By The Highway I Came by Lalleshwari

By the highway I came, But by the highway I return not. And so I find me still on the embarkment, not having gone even half the way, And the day is done, the light has failed. I ...

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Now I Saw The Hearth Ablaze by Lalleshwari

Now I Saw The Hearth Ablaze by Lalleshwari

Now I saw the hearth ablaze, Now I saw not fire nor smoke. Now I saw the Pandava Mother, Now she was but a potters' aunt

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This Counsel To The Body Give, O Soul by Lalleshwari

This Counsel To The Body Give, O Soul by Lalleshwari

This counsel to the body give, O Soul: Wear only such clothes as ward off cold; Eat only to satisfy your hunger; Devote yourself with all your heart to the knowledge of the ...

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He Who Wields The Sword A Kingdom Gains by Lalleshwari

He Who Wields The Sword A Kingdom Gains by Lalleshwari

He who wields the sword a kingdom gains; Paradise is gained by penance and alms. Follow the Guru's word and gain True knowledge of the Self within. Of his own virtue and his sin ...

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You Will Not Know Peace Of Mind by Lalleshwari

You Will Not Know Peace Of Mind by Lalleshwari

You will not know peace of mind if you a kingdom gain, Nor will you gain content or rest if you give it away. Only the man, free from desire, will never die. Only he has true ...

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Why Have You Sunk Deep In The Sea by Lalleshwari

Why Have You Sunk Deep In The Sea by Lalleshwari

Why have you sunk deep in the sea of the illusory pleasures of the world? Why have you pulled down the high-banked road which could have led you safe across? The dense darkness of ...

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In Life I Sought Neither Wealth Nor Power by Lalleshwari

In Life I Sought Neither Wealth Nor Power by Lalleshwari

In life I sought neither wealth nor power, Nor ran after the pleasures of sense. Moderate in food and drink, I lived a controlled life, And loved my God.

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