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O Fool, try to carry thyself upon thy...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

O Fool, try to carry thyself upon thy own shoulders! 
O beggar, to come beg at thy own door!

Leave all thy burdens on his hands who can bear all, 
and never look behind in regret.

Thy desire at once puts out the light from the lamp it touches with its breath. 
It is unholy - take not thy gifts through its unclean hands. 
Accept only what is offered by sacred love.


Translation(s): DUT GER

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  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER by Hans Schouwman.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:05
Line count: 7
Word count: 72

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