Flowers, sesame-seed, bowls of fresh water, a tuft of kusha grass,
all this altar paraphernalia is not needed
by someone who takes the teacher's words in
and honestly lives them.

Full of longing in meditation,
one sinks into a joy that is free of any impulse to act,
and will never enter a human birth again.

kashmiri woman mystic - lalla - 14th century
Naked Song. Translation by Coleman Barks.