Treasure in the Ground

by Akka Mahadevi

English version by A. K. Ramanujan
Original Language Kannada

Like
     treasure hidden in the ground
     taste in the fruit
     gold in the rock
     oil in the seed

     the Absolute hidden away
     in the heart

     no on can know
     the ways of our lord

     white as jasmine.

-- from Speaking of Siva, by A K Ramanujan

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