What are temples

What are temples, tell me!

And what are sacred tanks?

O you poor slaves who worship
in temples and tanks!

Temples are in the mind.

Tanks are in the mind.

There is no Becoming,

There is not Unbecoming,
None, none whatever!

- Sivavakkiyar

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From: The Poets of the Powers, Edited Kamil Zvelebil

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