' Between 'I am' and 'That '...


If you live on the breath,
you won't be tortured
by hunger and thirst,
or the longing to touch.

The purpose of being born is fulfilled
in the state between "I am"
and "That."



- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic

From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
Maypop 1992

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