your many forms, o ma!

by Jahnabi Barooah

अविद्यानामन्तस्तिमिरमिहिरद्वीपनगरी
जडानां चैतन्यस्तबकमकरन्दस्रुतिझरी ।
दरिद्राणां चिन्तामणिगुणनिका जन्मजलधौ
निमग्नानां दंष्ट्रा मुररिपुवराहस्य भवति ।।३।।
–सौन्दर्यलहर्याम्

o ma,
for the ignorant,
you are an island-town
sun-like
blazing light.
for the dull,
you are a stream
cascading with nectar of
flowers of consciousness.
for the poor,
you are a necklace of
philosophers stones.
for those sunk in existence,
you are the tusk of varaha. ||3||
–saundaryalaharī

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