Intense cold makes water ice.
Then the hard ice turns to slush
and back to water, so there are three
forms of consciousness: the individual,
the world, and God, which in the sun
of True Awareness melt to one flowing:
Lalla is that.
In meditation, I entered the love furnace,
burned impurities away, and as the sun
of a new knowing rose, I realized
that the words "Lalla" and "God"
point to this peacefulness.
'Naked Song'By Lalla (Author), Coleman Barks (Translator)
Lalla is a 14th century mystic, who was born in Kashmir. Her whole life is steeped in legend, along with tales of an unhappy marriage, and cruel treatment by her in-laws, and those of her devotion to God. This book presents her poems.