Saturday, August 28, 2010

The poet Hafiz wrote

The poet Hafiz wrote

"The sun never says to the earth,
'You owe me.'

Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights up the whole sky."


"if you have never trodden the path of love, go away and fall in love;
then come back and see us."

Jami (Essential Sufism)


Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it. - Rumi

Bulle Shah

Bullah has fallen in love with the Lord.
He has given his life and body as earnest.
His Lord and Master is Shah Inayat

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010


With passion pray.
With passion work.
With passion make love.
With passion eat and drink and dance and play.
Why look like a dead fish
in this ocean of God? - Rumi Lovers, union is here,
the meeting we have wanted,
the fire, the joy.

Let sadness and any fear of death
leave the room.

The sun’s glory comes back.
Wind shakes our bells.

We are counters in your hand
passing easily through.

Music begins,
Your silence,
deepen that.

Were you to put words with this
we would not survive the song.

~Maulana Rumi

Translation by Coleman Barks