kim vā navātmabhedena bhairave bhairavākrtau
trisirobhedabhinnam v
ā 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.