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 creation and destruction. I...
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. (more…)
Union with God cannot be achieved until a person has completely annihilated his self. Such a Union is not the merging of two to make one. Union requires your total annihilation. Absurdity does not turn falsehood into Truth. Only a fool says, "Everything is God." Rubailer (2016, Rubai #2, page...
Have you ever known a wine which has no hangover? Have you ever picked a rose which has no thorns? (more…)
O beauty, you are a beautiful charmer. Give up acting with such poor appearance, such poor behavior. If you are content, luck will be a slave and servant for us. (more…)
A human is made by mixing opposite materials. His shape is drawn on the table of sorrow. His clay is carved by grief. Sometimes he is an angel, sometimes a devil. How could such qualities be mixed? Rubailer (2016), Rubai 242, page 168, #3.
I tried to describe the situation of my heart as I knew it. The tears and blood of my heart had become rough, but I couldn't explain it. (more…)
A smile explains Your kindness. Crying is a complaint about Your grief. (more…)
Since we see others, we are not one anymore. We are in the business of the many. We identify good and bad, and that is where the trouble starts. A heart which has not reached ecstasy will keep getting kicked by the other. Rubailer (2016), Rubai #3, page 64.
I know how easily my Beloved gets tired of me. Even the thought that I love Him seems to hurt Him a lot. But, no one can go far on the road to the Beloved with fear and shyness. If the road I take becomes difficult for walking, I will...
O heart, if you are aware of the words “God is with you wherever you are,” why do you get so confused? If you forget these words, you are attributing a partner to God. Rubailer, Page 364, Rubai #1