Lalleshwari

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Lalleshwari (लल्लेश्वरी) (1320–1392), also known as Lalla, Lal Ded or "Lal Arifa".She was a mystic of the Kashmiri Shaivite sect, and at the same time, a Sufi saint. She is a creator of the mystic poetry called vatsun or Vakhs, literally 'speech'. Known as Lal Vakhs, her verses are the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language and are a ...
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The Soul, Like The Moon
The soul, like the moon,
is now, and always new again.

And I have seen the ocean
continuously creating.
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2.
Day Will Be Erased In Night
Day will be erased in night.
The ground's surface will extend outward.

The new moon will be swallowed
in eclipse, and the mind in meditation
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3.
The Joys Of Palate And Fine Apparel
The joys of palate and fine apparel
bring man no lasting peace.
They who give up false hopes and don't
put trust in the things of the world,
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4.
By The Highway I Came
By the highway I came,
But by the highway I return not.
And so I find me still on the embarkment,
not having gone even half the way,
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5.
If You'Ve Melted Your Desires
If you've melted your desires
in the river of time, choose
to be a recluse, or choose
a family, the village job.
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Salman 10 May 2019
To read best ever qoutes is not my hobby but my passion
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Christo Norden-Powers 03 August 2018
A great Yogini. and Shaivite saint. Swami Muktananda translated Lalleshwari's poems into Hindi and later that was translated into English in 1981 under the title Lalleshwari. It is of particular interest because Muktananda had experienced the states of consciousness described in her poems and so his rendering has deep insights into the poetry.
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Souren Mondal 21 October 2015
When I first dicovered Lalleswari, I had no real clues about what her writings would be like.. But now with almost a month since I had been reading her poems, I do feel that she's a poetess worth reading.. Her poems are filled with metaphysical concepts and basic ethics and moral values, and almost all of them attempt to express the poetess/philosopher/saint's idea of how one can attain freedom from the mundane world and attain freedom all greeds, evils, and other forms of sins.. Her works are simple and yet profound with each poem leaving the reader with a chance to interpret them from her or his own point of view..
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