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Re: Give me enough wine

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  • dragonpuffs7777
    I like that, also.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 30, 2003
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      <this is beautiful Jeff, my favorite yoga-meditation is with the
      inner-sound and
      light the shabda-yoga a line started by the poet Kabir>

      I like that, also. It's a natural meditation.



      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "satkartar7
      <mi_nok@y...>" <mi_nok@y...> wrote:
      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea
      <jeff@s...>" <jeff@s...> wrote:
      > > My favorite quote, as
      > > noted in my membership
      > > profile on Yahoo! groups
      > > is from Rumi:
      > >
      > > "Give me enough wine
      > > or leave me alone."
      > >
      > > Someone recently brought
      > > into question whether that
      > > was a quote befitting
      > > a "preacher" or an
      > > "awakened teacher".
      > >
      > > Well, not that I subscribe
      > > to any of the "if...then"
      > > codes (if you're really an
      > > awakened teacher...then
      > > you must do this, say this,
      > > should do this and shouldn't
      > > do that...you get the idea)
      > > prescribed by anyone,
      > > I will defend my choice
      > > of this quote.
      > >
      > > Rumi was a God-intoxicated
      > > Whirling Dervish, a Sufi Mystic,
      > > a poet of incredible style
      > > and vision who was fearless in
      > > his willingness to write
      > > of any of life's experiences.
      > >
      > > I admire and greatly respect
      > > what I read as a bold and
      > > sometimes even bawdy sense
      > > of humor, and a complete
      > > lack of any concern whatsoever
      > > with what other people
      > > thought of him or his actions.
      > > He enjoyed that very special
      > > kind of freedom that Jesus
      > > spoke of: knowledge of the
      > > truth that sets you free.
      > >
      > > His request for "enough
      > > wine" or to be left alone,
      > > was for the wine that
      > > intoxicates us with the
      > > presence of God - a blissful
      > > state of ecstasy that, with
      > > awakening to our natural
      > > enlightenment, becomes our
      > > joyful, childlike, overriding
      > > day-to-day consciousness.
      > >
      > > He wanted nothing less.
      > > Neither do I.
      > >
      > > Enjoying the blissful
      > > dizzying intoxication
      > > of a fullness of joy,
      > >
      > > Jeff
      >
      > this is beautiful Jeff, my favorite yoga-meditation is with the
      inner-sound and light the shabda-yoga a line started by the poet
      Kabir
      >
      > the sufi poets were celebrating life freely tho
      >
      > a poem from HAFIZ
      > translated by Shahriar Shahria
      >
      > If you drink wine, let a drop or two spill
      > A sin that helps another, courageously fulfill.
      > Worry not, drink to the music of the harp
      > Fate worries not when it is time to kill.
      > It is for your sake, my darling beloved
      > That on my last day I take the bitter pill.
      > Whether heading for heaven or hell, angel or man,
      > Self-denial, in any creed, is ill.
      > Designer of the world designed our path
      > With no way out of the grave, save being still.
      > Daughter of the vine makes the mind creative, divine
      > May the vine forever adorn every hill and rill.
      > Towards the tavern, Hafiz went forth with thrill
      > Prayers of the godly heart, may your heart fill.
      >
      > note: the harp I thing is reference to
      > the naam he shabd the sound of creation
      >
      > karta
      >
      > http://www.santmat-meditation.net/santmat/shabd-1.html
      >
      > http://www.santmat-meditation.net/mystic/poet.htm
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