Mystical songs from kashmirian tantrism (Lalla)

Daniel Odier



On the way to God the difficulties
feel like being ground by a millstone,
like night coming at noon, like
lightning through the clouds

But don't worry!
What must come, comes,
Face everything with love
as your mind dissolves in God


Lord, you exist
as me. Your power moves,
and I start walking.

A prior impulse is the only difference
between us.
Other than that,
everything I am is You.


Translation by Daniel Odier