|O Prisoner of Space! You are not far from the Placeless Realm—|
That Audience Hall is not far away from your planet.
|Grieve not, for a meadow that faces no threat from the Autumn,|
Is not far away from your nest.
|The gist of all Gnostic knowledge is merely this:|
That life is an arrow spent and yet from the bow it is not too far!
|Your station lies a little ahead of all the stars and Pleiades:|
Move on, for it is not a long way from the skies.
|Lest he asks the guide to let him be!|
—It would be no surprise from a traveller who thinks too much.
Translated by: K. A. Shafique