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Jalal al-Din Rumi – Listen

Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your
being, and you will hear every moment what the
Source is whispering to you, just to you and for you,
without any need for my words or anyone else’s. You
are – we all are – the beloved of the Beloved, and in
every moment, in every event of your life, the Beloved
is whispering to you exactly what you need to hear
and know. Who can ever explain this miracle? It simply is.
Listen and you will discover it every passing moment.
Listen, and your whole life will become a conversation
in thought and act between you and Him, directly,
wordlessly, now and always.
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(Translated by Andrew Harvey
From PRAYER of the HEART in Christian and Sufi Mysticism by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee)
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subtle degrees

of domination and servitude

are what you know as love

 

but love is different

it arrives complete

just there

like the moon in the window

 

like the sun

of neither east nor west

nor of anyplace

 

when the sun arrives

east and west arrive

 

desire only that

of which you have no hope

seek only that

of which you have no clue

 

love is the sea of not being

and there intellect drowns

 

this is not the Oxus river

or some little creek

this is the shoreless sea;

here swimming ends

always in drowning

 

a journey to the sea

is horses and fodder and contrivance

 

but at land’s end

footsteps vanish

 

you lift up your robe

so as not to wet the hem;

come! drown in this sea

a thousand times

 

the moon passes over

the ocean of nonbeing

 

droplets of spray tear loose

and fall back on cresting waves

a million galaxies

are a little scum

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