Thursday, June 21, 2012

Awake awhile ... right now..

Awake awhile.
It does not have to be
Right now.
One step upon the Sky's soft skirt
Would be enough.
Awake awhile.
Just one True moment of Love
Will last for days.
Rest all your elaborate plans and tactics
For Knowing Him,
For they are all just frozen spring buds
So far from Summer's Divine Gold.
Awake, my dear.
Be kind to your sleeping heart.
Take it out into the vast fields of Light
And let it breathe.
Give me back my wings.
Lift me,
Lift me nearer."
Say to the sun and moon,
Say to our dear Friend,
"I will take You up now, Beloved,
On that wonderful Dance You promised."

~ Hafiz ~
(I Heard God Laughing - Renderings of Hafiz -- Daniel Ladinsky)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Inilah Hari kita...

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ أَبَىٰ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ
(Al-Baqara : 34)

Rub Your Eye Well

O body that has become the spirit's dwelling place,
enough is enough:

how long can the Sea abide in a water-skin?
O you who are a thousand Gabriels in the form of a human being,
O you who are many messiahs inside Jesus's donkey,
O you who are a thousand Ka`bahs concealed in a house of prayer,
O you who cause `ifrît and devil to fall into error,

you are the spaceless Object of worship in space,
you destroy the devils' business,

for they say,
 "How should I pay homage to this clay?
How should I bestow on a mere form a title signifying obedience?"
This human being is not form: rub your eye well,
so that you may behold in him
the radiance of the light of God's glory!

Mathnawi VI: 4583-4588
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996


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Friday, June 01, 2012

Sensation of the Mystical

Sensation of the Mystical
("found poetry")
The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience
is the sensation of the mystical.
It is the sower of all true science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists,
manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty,
which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms -
this knowledge, this feeling,
is at the center of true religion.
~ Albert Einstein ~
(The Merging of Spirit and Science, cited in
All Things Give God Glory, ed. by S. Rena)
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