To memorize the scriptures is easy,
to live them is hard.
Faking sincerity is a learned skill
being sincere is a life long endeavor.
The Awaken One finds the dreamer.
I, Lalla, willingly enter the garden-gate.
There, to my joy, I behold Siva united with Sakti;
There I am absorbed in drinking from the Lake of Nectar.
Now I am immune from harm,
I am dead to the world,
though I am still alive.
I search for my Self
until I grow weary,
but no one, I know now,
reaches the hidden knowledge
by mere effort.
Then, absorbed in 'Thou art Everything,'
I found the place of Wine.
All the jars were filled to the brim
but no one was left to drink it.
Give up that imaginary thought
that you cannot rise above desire
or fix your mind on the Self.
He is right next to you!
Do not look for Him far away.
My void merged in the pure Void!