You are my true self, O Lord

by Shankara

English version by Ivan M. Granger

You are my true self, O Lord.
     My pure awareness is your consort.
     My breath, my body are your handmaids.
I am your holy ground.

My every action is an offering to you.
     My rest is my melting into you.
Every step I take circles you.
     Every word I speak is a song for you.

Whatever work I do, that work is worship of you,
     O Fountain of Bliss!

-- from This Dance of Bliss: Ecstatic Poetry from Around the World, Edited by Ivan M. Granger

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