MYSTICAL POEMS: “Learning the scriptures is easy” by Lalla


Learning the scriptures is easy

Learning the scriptures is easy;
but living them, that’s hard.
Far easier to read words on a page
than to seek the living heart of things.

Fumbling through the fog of study,
stumbling, I lost my last words.
     — And my vision cleared.
     Oh the sight that met me then!

by Lalla

English version by Ivan M. Granger
Original Language Kashmiri

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Fantastic words and I completely agree with Lalla. Books are fine but when the knowledge breaks open then you do not require anything.

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    1. So true dear Kamal, putting into practice in our daily life that wisdom and going within to truly connect with the One…


      1. Yes absolutely true, Amira.

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  2. LindaP says:

    This is so true!

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    1. Yes, the hard part is to put it into daily practice! ❤


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