Words of Wisdom from Poems of Mira Bai



Life waxes and wanes imperceptibly,
it does not stay long.
The leaf that has once fallen
does not return to the branch.
Behold the Ocean of Transmigration
with its swift, irresistible tide.

We do not get a human life
just for the asking.
Birth in a human body
is the reward for good deeds
in former births.

Mira Bai