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Learning the scriptures is easy

Learning the scriptures is easy;
but living them, that’s hard.
Far easier to read words on a page
than to seek the living heart of things.

Fumbling through the fog of study,
stumbling, I lost my last words.
     — And my vision cleared.
     Oh the sight that met me then!

Book: The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology)
Translator: Ivan M. Granger
Categories: Hindu | Poems by Women

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