I was Nothing

When my mind was cleansed of impurities,
like a mirror of its dust and dirt,
I recognized the Self in me:
When I saw Him dwelling in me,
I realized that He was the Everything
and I was nothing.  

: Lalla

From:  Parimoo, B. N. The ascent of self: a re-interpretation of the mystical poetry of Lalla-Ded / translation and commentary, B. N. Parimoo; foreword, K. L. Shrimali. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1987

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