Fool, you won't find your way out by praying from a book

by Lalla

English version by Ranjit Hoskote
Original Language Kashmiri

Fool, you won't find your way out by praying from a book.
The perfume on your carcass won't give you a clue.
Focus on the Self.
That's the best advice you can get.

-- from I Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded, Translated by Ranjit Hoskote

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