When one settles into a state of desirelessness

by Akha

English version by Krishnaditya


When one settles into a state of desirelessness,
Then the self's flame is fired up.
A great man is done with deeds,
When his ties of desires are truly severed.
As the sun shines clear in a cloudless sky,
Akha, a shining light means desires are nowhere nearby.

-- from Wings of the Soul: Poems of Akha: The Spiritual Poet of India, Translated by Krishnaditya

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