When I found the boundless knowledge

by Kabir

English version by John Stratton Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer
Original Language Hindi

My mind was soothed
When I found the boundless knowledge,
And the fires
     that scorch the world
To me are water cool.

-- from Songs of the Saints of India, Translated by John Stratton Hawley / Translated by Mark Juergensmeyer

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