kim vā navātmabhedena bhairave bhairavākrtau
trisirobhedabhinnam vā kim vā saktitrayātmakam
The Goddess then asked,
What is this power we call Life,
Appearing as the play of flesh and breath?
How may I know this mystery and enter it more deeply?
Beloved, my attention is ensnared by a myriad of forms,
Innumerable individual entities everywhere.
Lead me into the wholeness beyond all these parts.
You, who hold the mysteries in your hand —
Of will, knowledge and action,
Reveal to me the path of illumined knowing.
Lead me into joyous union
With the life of the universe.
Teach me that I may know it fully,
Realize it deeply,
And breathe in the luminous truth of it.