A Traveller

A Traveller

Traveller! Why are you wondering,
Which temple you are going to go,
And which temple one is to go!
Why are you wondering,
What worldly material to worship,
And how to take it along with!

Look at this beautiful pillar of bones,
Walled around by the flesh;
The brain, which is its golden roof,
An entrance to all the senses;
And listen to the sound,
The rhythmic flowing of the river vein,
It is a temple, extreme on its own.

Translation of two stanzas of the poem ‘यात्री’ by Laxmi Prasad Devkota http://hamronepalilyrics.blogspot.nl/2014/11/kun-mandir-ma_77.html, as assigned by my mentor Mahesh Paudyal.

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