Tag Archives: Patience

Hold Fast (6/7/2020)

Hold Fast (6/7/2020)

Without the pure water from the sea of Love,

our pearl would turn into stone.

If there were no world to be found inside of our soul,

our soul and that world would shrink and confine us.

Pain from the Beloved polishes your heart and soul.

Hold fast to it and it will clean away all of your dirt and rust.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai #1, paghe 176.

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

Don’t Worry (1/28/18)

Don’t Worry (1/28/18)

Once you become the friend of one whose heart is in God,

don’t pay attention to other people and their customs.

Your soul will fall in Love’s fire like your fate.

Don’t worry. Don’t run away.

Know this well:  From now on, you won’t fit in anywhere.

                                                  Rubailer, Page 424, Rubai #2

The Smoke and Saliva of Thought (1/22/17)

The Smoke and Saliva of Thought (1/22/17)

If Love has the desire to embrace and kiss someone,

who could resist, my friend, who could?

 

When the Sultan goes hunting, the place where He hunts smiles.

But, when the Sultan becomes the hunt, what can you say to that? Continue reading

From Words to Ecstasy (11/6/16)

From Words to Ecstasy (11/6/16)

From Words to Ecstasy (11/6/16)

The secret of Truth cannot be understood by asking questions,

gathering information, or spending all of your wealth and belongings.

If you haven’t cried for fifty years with bloody tears, if you haven’t burned your heart out,

you will never find the way from words to ecstasy.

Rubailer, Page 267, Rubai #2