Not Christian or Jew or Muslim,
not Hindu Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.
Not any religion or cultural system.
I am not from the east or the west,
not out of the ocean or up from the ground,
not natural or ethereal,
not composed of elements at all.
I do not exist, am not an entity...
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest...
for me, then say so.
If you live without love, alone, I want to know.
If your heart holds a place for me, then say so.
Say if it 's so, or say no, but tell me the truth.
#1582, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
and day.They will drink until they cantear away the veils of intellect andmelt away the layers of shame and modesty.When in Love,body, mind, heart and soul don’t even exist.Become this,fall in Love, and you will not be separated again.
A Moment Of Happiness
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden's beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
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