Tag Archives: Existence

All the World’s Sorrows (6/9/19)

All the World’s Sorrows (6/9/19)

My Beloved whose scattered hair makes everyone confused,

whose sweet ruby lips scatter sugar and honey,

that Beloved asked me, “Are you sorry about our separation?”

I answered, “O my soul, so much so that all the world’s sorrows are in that sorry.”

Rubailer (2016), Rubai #3, page 33.

Then, the Only Beauty…Will Be Yours

As long as a beauty appears in a shape, a form,

there will always be another beauty with a better shape, a better form.

This shaped beauty cannot be my Beloved.

Get rid of forms from your heart.

Then, the only Beauty which has no form or shape will be yours.

Rubailer (2016), Page 135, Rubai #3

Come to the Source of Your Source (12/30/18)

Come to the Source of Your Source (12/30/18)

How long will you be going backwards?

Come forward. Don’t stay with heresy. It is time to come to faith.

 

See poison as sherbet. Grab the poison.

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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You are on the Earth as a form.

But, you are the threat of the pearl of certainty.

 

You have become the custodian of the storage of God’s grace.

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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If you give yourself to ecstasy,

it is certain that you will be saved from yourself.

 

You have jumped out of the bonds of thousands of traps.

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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You came from the sperm of a prince.

Open your eyes to the truth of this ordinary world.

 

Pity how joyful you are.

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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Although you are a spell of the Earth,

You are a mine inside.

 

Open both your eyes.

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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You are the son of light and greatness.

You have an auspicious fate and good fortune.

 

How long will you be crying over illusory things?

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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You are a ruby, hidden among hard rocks.

How long will you be deceiving us?

 

O my friend, He appears to your eyes openly.

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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You come like that,

your beautiful eyes full of fire, drunk,

 

from the arms of the unruly Beloved,

At last, come to the Source of your source.

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That cupbearer, Shams of Tebriz, is offering you a glass of the wine of immortality.

It is pure and clear.

 

“Glory  be to God.”

At last, come to the Source of your source.

Divan-i Kebir, Meter 13, Gazel 7, Pages 13-15 Verses 79-96.

What’s the Use of That? (12/2/18)

What’s the Use of That? (12/2/18)

O player, play this music. Play this tune.

Alas for the ones who block the road!

Mercy especially for the one who waylays us on our road!

 

O player, you learned that other music from that other brigand,

because the student has the teacher’s accent. Continue reading

Throw Away This Image (10/7/18)

Throw Away This Image (10/7/18)

The words which come from the soul are a curtain to the soul.

The fog which comes from the sea hides the coast and the pearls of that sea.

 

It is a great task to get involved in philosophical discourses.

But, the explanation is the curtain to the Sun of the Truth. Continue reading

The Difference Becomes Obvious (12/10/17)

The Difference Becomes Becomes Obvious (12/12/17)

The best journey for me is the journey from existence to Absence.

Existence is the curtain that hides the land of Absence.

 

Existence is like water. Absence is the sweet sea.

When clean, pure water stays in ponds,

it turns into a swamp, becomes turbid, fetid. Continue reading

Once Love Comes to Talk (10/29/17)

Once Love Comes to Talk (10/29/17)

The mind is a bondage to lovers and the ones on the journey, O son.

The road is clear, obvious if you break your ties, O son.

 

The mind is an impediment. The heart is a deception.

The soul is a curtain. The body is coarse.

The road is hidden because of all this heaviness, O son. Continue reading

There Are Rose Gardens for Lovers (9/3/17)

The Rose Garden Inside of You (9/3/17)

There are rose gardens for lovers inside of those bloody fences.

There are so many other businesses for lovers thanks to the absolute beauty of Love.

 

The mind says, “There are six dimensions to the world of existence.

There is no road beyond those boundaries.”

Yet Love says, “Yes, there is. I have been back and forth many times. Continue reading

The Situation Is Not Like That (8/20/17)

The Situation Is Not Like That (8/20/17)

Between the darkness of sleep and the light of awakening,

in the dark of evening, I saw such a person!

 

He was a traveler with such a beautiful face, on his journey to the Holy Temple.

He was pure wisdom, the light of awareness. Continue reading

“You Are Not Mud. You Are This Gold.”(7/23/17)

“You Are Not Mud. You Are This Gold.” (7/23/17)

Don’t you see?

Thirst is telling water to go away. Hunger is turning its nose up at bread.

The tunnel is angry at the sun because it doesn’t want its light.

What a crazy, stupid, unfortunate situation this is. Continue reading

A Colorful Show (6/4/17)

A Colorful Show (6/4/17)

This is the time for war, O soul. Put on your arms.

It is getting late, O soul. Don’t hesitate.

This world is nothing but a colorful show, O soul,

with a cat-and-mouse fight on every corner.

Give it up, O soul. Give it up.

                                                     Rubailer, Page 342, Rubai #4

My Real Being (4/9/17)

My Real Being (4/9/17)

First, I learned about myself by imitating others.

Although I was aware of my existence, I didn’t comprehend my being.

Because I didn’t see, because I didn’t recognize myself, I was only hearing my name.

When I went out of myself, I saw my real being.

                                                    Rubailer, Page 24, Rubai #4