O Lord White as Jasmine

You’re like milk

In water: I cannot tell

What comes before,

What after;

Which is the master,

Which is the slave;

What’s big.

What’s small.

O lord white as jasmine

If an ant should love you

And praise you.

Will he not grow

To demon powers?


- Mahadeviyakka   

From: Teachings of the Hindu Mystics

Edited: Andrew Harvey



Female Poets

Hindu Poets
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