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Lalleshwari Teachings And Quotes - From Poems Of Lalla

Lalleshwari – a 14th century mystic poet who lived in Kashmir – an ardent devotee of Shiva. This is a collection of quotes and teachings of Lalla.

Just for a moment a flower grows,
Bright and brilliant on a green-clad tree:
Just for a moment a cold wind blows
Through the bare thorns of a thicket free.

Only is he blessed and at peace,
False hopes abandoned, who ascends
Where the hard loans of desire cease,
Where no debt, nor anyone that lends.

Thou art the heavens, and thou the earth:
Thou alone art day and night and air:
Thou thyself art all things that have birth,
Even the offerings of flowers fair.

When my mind was cleansed of impurities
like a mirror of its dust and dirt
I recognised the Self in me:
When I saw dwelling in me,
I realised that He was the everything
and I was nothing.

Some, who have closed their eyes, are wide awake
Some, who look out at the world, are fast asleep
Some who bathe in sacred pools remain dirty
Some are at home in the world but keep their hands clean


I lost you out of ignorant attachment to my body. Then I wasted my time searching high and low. Finally I found you within, O Shiva, then we united in Bliss. Only though the grace and compassion of Siddhanath could this have happened.

When the mirror of my mind became clear, I realized the fundamental principle that resides in my relatives and others dear to me. And this non-dual knowledge completely destroyed all thoughts of 'you' and 'I'. I came to know that the entire world is not different from the divine.