Glory after Glory (4/11/2021) If He destroys hundreds like me, that causes no sorrow for Him. You fall in Love. He doesn’t care. Your heart is broken. He has many others. He asks, “Why can’t your eyes see the wine?” What can they do? They are always wet in
I am happy, but that happiness is not from the reed-flute. I am warm, but that warmth is not from any water or fire. Love has emptied me so much of my self that when I am measured on a scale, I am two batmans* lighter than Nothing. *An historical
Walk Nicely Now (3/28/2021) Ascend to the sky from this banal world. Your soul will be blessed if you do. Walk nicely now. Yes, you have jumped out from this town which is so full of sickness and shivering. Now, make your home the land of happiness and joy.
When I Look (3/21/2021) How long will I be satisfied by the shapes and appearances of time? How long will I watch and smell of existence? I am tired of the materials and creatures of the present. It is time to see that Beauty of Beauties. But, when I look
Fire (3/14/2021) The Beloved’s heart is burning for me. Its flame has turned the Earth’s harvest into ashes. A candle put a fire in the heart of this slave, such a candle that it has made a soul of iron and stone melt like a candle. Thousands of bright
Into the Sea of the Beloved (3/7/2021) Don’t think that I have run away from you or that I have given my heart to someone else. I am not tied to anyone or anything. Because I am separated from my origin, I am a stranger here. And, I am running
I am the Treasure (2/28/2021) I wasn’t as insane as I am now. I wasn’t out of my mind like this before. I used to be prudent and wise once, not crazy and insane like I am now. Before now, I used to hunt like other lovers. I
When I Suffer (2/21/2021) I rejoice when I suffer. I flourish when I am ruined. I look quiet and silent like the earth, but my wailing reaches the sky like thunder. Rubailer (2016), Rubai #1, page 294.
I Will Rise (2/14/2021) I am not the kind of lion which fights with the enemy. I fight with my self. That’s enough for me. I have become dirt for Love’s feet, but am settled in the knowledge that I will rise from the ground like a rose, like
A Shining Star Has Appeared (2/7/2021) I have been dissolved in the sea of purity like salt. There is no belief, no heresy left in me. Neither certainty nor doubt remains. A shining star has appeared in my heart. Even the seven levels of sky have disappeared into that star.
“Yes, that is me.” (1/31/2021) It comes to me that I am out of this world today. It comes to me that today, I am hidden from my self. I grabbed the knife and cut off my existence. Now, I don’t belong to me or anyone else. I
Scared (1/17/2021) I have traveled from town to town, but I haven’t seen any city like the city of Love. At the beginning, I didn’t appreciate the value of that city, and because of my ignorance, I suffered much in exile. I left that land of sugar cane
These Uproars (1/10/2021) We are being carried away by our desire to see the face of that Sultan. We are submerged like fish in His Love, His sea of eternal life. Dawn has broken. Morning has come. We are upset by these uproars, this untimely morning. We are begging for
The Light Calling Out (1/3/2021) I don’t know how I became annihilated from that wine. I don’t know where I am because of the beauty of placelessness. Once I was at the bottom of the sea. but then I rose like the sun. Sometimes I made the Earth
All Hearts Tremble (12/27/2020) While the Beloved looks on from behind the curtain, the world’s face changes from one color to another. All hearts tremble. Nine levels of the sky are as confused and amazed as we are all because of His Love. Rubailer (2016), Rubai #3, page 285.
That World (12/20/2020) The shouts of the drunk are coming from the heavens. That drunk is coming with yells and cries and screams. The soul and the world have become exuberant thanks to all such clamor. They both are coming from that World. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 4, page 171.
From the Breath of Love (12/13/2020) I come slowly like water under straw and carry away the mountain as if it were a piece of straw. I drip from the gutter, drop by drop. But, like a flood, I pick up and carry away hundreds of palaces. I
Do You Want to Know…(12/6/2020) Do you want to know about separation? That is the road for lovers. A fish’s life depends on the sea. He desires the sea whenever he is separated from it. People usually desire the sun, although sometimes they do desire a shadow. A soul is
Come Closer So I Can Show It To You (11/29/2020) Your soul is so close to my soul that I know whatever you think. I have even better proof than this. Come closer so I can show it to you. Come to the front of poverty. Don’t cheat.
The Real Treasure (11/22/2020) Absence is Essence. Everything else is an attribute. Absence is health. Everything else is an illness. This world is a big headache, a grand illusion. Absence is the real treasure. To reach it is the purpose of this world. Rubailer (2016), Rubai#1, page 277.
Heart (11/15/2020) What kind of work bench do You have in that heart? What idols are You carving in that heart? Spring has come. It is seed time. Who knows what You are sowing in that heart? Outside, You are covered with curtains of secrecy. But, You are wide
By the Pitcher (11/8/2020) Tonight, the cupbearer is serving wine not by the glass, but by the pitcher. He has plundered every heart and seized all faith. He has served so much wine that a flood has taken away the house of the mind. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 4, page 159.
Look (11/1/2020) O soul who has been caught in the hook of the body, look at the fisherman. Don’t look at the fish hook. In the beginning, you were of that same origin. Look at that origin. Don’t look at this display. Look at the endless rose garden.
Bravery (10/25/2020) One has to be singular and sincere on the way of imploring. One has to embrace troubles. It is not bravery to run towards Union. One has to be brave on the day of separation. Rubailer (2016), Rubai #1, page 363
Many Think This is Easy (10/18/2020) One should not try to avoid Him for even one moment. Only ruin and wreckage come from being distance! You say, “What could happen? I could come back.” You could, but only if your heart opens its door again. Many think this
I was Amazed (10/11/2020) When I was drinking wine in Your tavern one day, I started ripping off this cloak of mine, this cloak made of clay. In Your tavern, I saw the harmony in its workings and in the workings of the Universe. There was such a balance of
Smile (10/4/2020) Come, O wise, intelligent man. Smile at the fool. Come, O one who knows his way. Smile at the one who is lost. Since you have reached the Sultan who doesn’t need reason, smile at the the cause as well as the effect. If you are
No Signs, No Tricks, No Traces (9/27/2020) The mind may give you what you think is evidence. Love gives you the Beloved, the Friend. What comes from the mind is dirty water. What comes from the Beloved is the Water of Life. You may ascend to the sky with all the
I Gave Up Yesterday (9/20/2020) O cupbearer, you are the one who satisfies my need. Serve me wine. Make me happy. I have become so drunk that I can’t separate signs from words. My father has pledged me to the wine barrel. My mother has tied me to
Such a Love (2/23/2020) Love is an ocean which has no bottom, no boundary. It is an ocean suspended. Love is the secret of the One who has no beginning of the beginning. All souls are drowned in Love.They live there. Hope is one drop of that ocean. The rest