Within This Body

Within this body
breathes the secret essence.
Within this body
beats the heart of the Vedas.

Within this body
shines the entire Universe,
so the saints say.

Hermits, ascetics, celibates --
all are lost
seeking Him
in endless guises.

Seers and sages perfectly parrot
the scriptures and holy books,
blinded by knowledge.

Their pilgrimage,
and fasting,
and striving
but delude.
Despite their perfect practice,
they discover no destination.

Only the saints
who know the body's heart
have attained the Ultimate, O Tulsi.
Realize this, and you've found your freedom.

While teachers trapped in tradition
know only the mirage
in the mirror.

by Goswami Tulsidas

Comments (30)

i really like this poem!
its ok. havent read it yet but looks ok. goodwork i hope you produce more poems like this
sara pro and ahmed pro
Mehhhhhhhhh! Why Is It So Boring? !
why is their no exercises where you can find in it for example similies, metaphors, alliteration
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