What are temples, tell me!

by Civivakkiyar

English version by Kamil V. Zvelebil
Original Language Tamil

What are temples, tell me!
And what are sacred tanks?
O you poor slaves who worship
in temples and tanks!
Temples are in the mind,
Tanks are in the mind.
There is no Becoming,
there is no Unbecoming,
None, none whatever!

-- from The Poets of the Powers: Freedom, Magic, and Renewal, Translated by Kamil V. Zvelebil

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