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Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'll take the spirit of Jalal al-Din Rumi .....over the Tafsir al-Jalalayn !!!

"Seek God in self-abasement and self-extinction,
for nothing but forms is produced by thinking.
And if you derive no comfort except from form,
then the form that comes to birth within you involuntarily is best.
Suppose it is the form of a city to which you are going:
you are drawn there by a formless feeling of pleasure,
O dependent one;
therefore, you are really going to that which has no location,
for pleasure is something different from time and place.
Suppose it is the form of a friend to whom you would go:
you are going for the sake of enjoying his company;
therefore, in reality you go to the formless world,
though you are unaware of that being the object of your journey.
In truth, then, God is worshiped by all,
since all wayfaring is for the sake of the pleasure
of which He is the source."
Mathnawi VI: 3749-3755 Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski"Rumi:
Jewels of Remembrance"Threshold Books, 1996

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wondering...what do you mean by this?