MYSTICAL POEMS: “Ashtavakra Gita 2: 9-10”

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When the world arises in me,
It is just an illusion:
Water shimmering in the sun,
A vein of silver in mother-of-pearl,
A serpent in a strand of rope.

From me the world streams out
And in me it dissolves,
As a bracelet melts into gold,
A pot crumbles into clay,
A wave subsides into water.

Ashtavakra Gita 2: 9-10

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