The Soul, Like the Moon


Moon Starfish
Moon Starfish

The soul, like the moon,

is new, and always new again.


And I have seen the ocean

continuously creating.


Since I scoured my mind

and my body, I too

am new, each moment new. 


My teacher told me one thing,

live in the soul. 


When that was so,

I began to go naked,

and dance. 


~Lalla, 14th century Kashmir,
Translation by  Coleman Barks

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