When the distinction between mine and thine
Is no more, I am you.
Then what is there to give,
To whom, from whom?
I looked behind and saw the river going dry,
The sun was high, and you were standing by my side.
As the light grew brighter, I lost myself
And there remained only you.
As the boundless waves of the incoming tide
Break on the shore, I feel you coming close to me.
But when they flow back out again, I wonder,
Were you realty by my side?
What would have happened to this life
If I had not accepted you?
As the ups and downs carry me far from shore,
You become my rudder and I swim across fearlessly.
With you at my helm, I do not fear the waves.
I find your bosom limitless, your embrace without an end.
When I am merged in you,
The beauty of the universe is before me,
Though I cannot name or express it.
Do I love you or do you love me?
You love me? Yes, it is sure.
You offered me a gift of love,
You are my love, you are my gift of love
Every day you come,
But in the darkness I cannot see you or any other.
Many times I was frightened when you came
And tried to tight the lamp, but an vain,
When I asked your name,
You remained silent.
As you approached I heard you whisper in my ear;
But that soon was lost
In uproarious clamour
Though surrounded by people,
Again I heard you whisper.
My heart is intoxicated and my eyes sink down.
The door is opening; but I am unable to see you.
You come and you go, for what?
Why do you come, and since you have come,
Why do you disappear in a moment?
I never called or invoked you.
I did not don this geru cloth to attract you.
I renounced the desire for all that is beautiful.
And now you, the supreme beauty, have come.
I was in a deep and blissful sleep.
Who awakened me and why?
Now I am awake day and night,
Hankering for light.