(1320 – 1392 / Pandrethan, Srinagar, Kashmir / India)

Lalleshwari Poems

41. He Stands Close By You! 7/13/2012
42. Your Way Of Knowing Is A Private Herb Garden 7/13/2012
43. Meditate Within Eternity 7/13/2012
44. Word, Thought, Kula And Akula Cease To Be There! 7/13/2012
45. I Have Seen A Learned Man Die Of Hunger 7/13/2012
46. Whence I Have Come And By Which Way 7/13/2012
47. I Practiced What I Read 7/13/2012
48. Ill Or Well, Whatever Befalls 7/13/2012
49. Let Not Your Body Suffer 7/13/2012
50. Why Have You Sunk Deep In The Sea 7/13/2012
51. Which Are The Flowers And From Which Florists? 7/13/2012
52. Countless Times We Come 7/13/2012
53. In Life I Sought Neither Wealth Nor Power 7/13/2012
54. You Will Not Know Peace Of Mind 7/13/2012
55. Keep Your Mind Intent Upon 7/13/2012
56. What Was It You Had Sown Which Should Have Borne A Rich Harvest? 7/13/2012
57. He Who Wields The Sword A Kingdom Gains 7/13/2012
58. This Counsel To The Body Give, O Soul 7/13/2012
59. By The Highway I Came 7/13/2012
60. Now I Saw The Hearth Ablaze 7/13/2012
61. With A Rope Of Loose-Spun Thread Am I Towing 7/13/2012
62. I Traveled A Long Way Seeking God 7/13/2012
63. When Siddhanath Applied Lotion To My Eyes 7/13/2012
64. Playfully, You Hid From Me 7/13/2012
65. Why Do You Grope Thus Like The Blind? 7/13/2012
66. Deception, Hypocracy, Untruth 7/13/2012
67. Coursing In Emptiness 7/13/2012
68. Dying And Giving Birth Go On 7/13/2012
69. Impart Not Esoteric Ttruth To Fools 7/13/2012
70. Tickled By The Sparks Of Shiva Consciousness 7/13/2012
71. Thousand Times I Asked My Guru 7/13/2012
72. Why Do You Dote Upon Someone, My Soul 7/13/2012
73. Have No Fear, O Restless Mind 7/13/2012
74. There Is Neither You, Nor I 7/13/2012
75. I, Lalla, Willingly Entered Through The Garden-Gate 7/13/2012
76. It Is Easy To Read And Tto Recite 7/13/2012
77. A Thousand Times I Asked My Guru 7/13/2012
78. O Infinite Consciousness 7/13/2012
79. When My Mind Was Cleansed Of Impurities 7/13/2012
80. The Sling Of My Candy Load Has Ggone Loose 7/13/2012

Comments about Lalleshwari

  • Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (10/21/2015 2:11:00 AM)

    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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Best Poem of Lalleshwari

The Soul, Like The Moon

The soul, like the moon,
is now, and always new again.

And I have seen the ocean
continuously creating.

Since I scoured my mind
and my body, I too, Lalla,
am new, each moment new.

My teacher told me one thing,
live in the soul.

When that was so,
I began to go naked,
and dance.

[Taken from Naked Song, by Lalla / Translated by Coleman Barks]

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Meditate Within Eternity

Meditate within eternity.
Don't stay in the mind.

Your thoughts are like a child fretting
near its mother's breast, restless
and afraid, who with a little guidance,
can find the path to courage.

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