Knocking (4/18/2021)

Today, I am on the outside of a circle,

as if I am standing on the outside of a door.

I have become friends with the door knocker,

and I am holding onto it, knocking fearlessly.

Once I become a true companion of vision,

I will get through that door.

I will get into that circle,

and once I get in, I will stay there forever.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai #1, page 302.

No Signs, No Tricks, No Traces (9/27/2020)

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 signs of a lover’s journey,

all the evidence which your mind so freely gives.

But in the sky, you will find no signs, no tricks, no traces.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi (2021), Rubai 1376 (Volume 3). 

Only a Fool Says… (6/21/2020)

Only a Fool Says… (6/21/2020)

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 179)

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 “Throw Away This Image (10/7/18)”

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 “Once Love Comes to Talk (10/29/17)”

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