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Fwd: Poems from Jalaluddin Rumi

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  • james bean
    ... Thank you, James!! Hugs, Sharon
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 3, 2000
      >From: James Bean spiritualawakening@...
      > Spiritual Awakening
      >
      > Poems from Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
      >
      > a. We are as the flute
      > b. Love is the Water of Life
      >
      >
      >WE ARE AS THE FLUTE
      >
      >We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee;
      >we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee.
      >We are as pieces of chess engaged in victory and our defeat:
      >victory and defeat is from thee, O thou whose qualities are comely!
      >>
      >Who are we, O Thou soul of our souls,
      >that we should remain in being beside thee?
      >>
      >We and our existences are really non-existence;
      >thou art the absolute Being which manifests the perishable.
      >>
      >We all are lions, but lions on a banner:
      >because of the wind they are rushing onward from moment to moment.
      >>
      >Their onward rush is visible, and the wind is unseen:
      >may that which is unseen not fail from us!
      >>
      >Our wind whereby we are moved and our being are of thy gift;
      >our whole existence is from thy bringing into being.
      >>
      >>
      >> -- Mesnavi Book I, 599-607
      >>
      >>
      >LOVE IS THE WATER OF LIFE
      >
      >Love is the Water of Life
      >Everything other than love for the most beautiful God is agony of the
      >spirit, though it be sugar- eating. What is agony of the spirit? To advance
      >toward death without seizing hold of the Water of Life.
      >>
      >>
      > -- Mesnevi I 3686-87
      >>
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      Thank you, James!!

      Hugs,

      Sharon
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