Friday, May 26, 2006

The Mevlana Speaks...

Peace, one and all...
May the Lord bless you and keep you, all the days of your life...
Here's a further poetic offering. Again, as you can see, inspired by the words of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi.
Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim...
The Mevlana Speaks…

‘Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise’
The Mevlana speaks a word of truth.
O Soul! Is ignorance truly your delight?
Is depression the choicest garment you could find for God’s own Feast?
Should you not seek ‘entrance to that King’,
carrying the works of your heart upon your ragged sleeve?
Or dance in happy abandon for His overflowing Love?

O Unhappy One! Why do you eat at His Table (al-Ma’idah) with downcast face,
in insolent despair at the supposed paucity of His fare?
O Thief! Or do you steal from Him, who gives to all in freely offered gift?
Do you spurn His love, truly?
Do you argue the menu with the Owner of all,
when He has prepared dish, menu and ability to eat?

Again, the Mevlana speaks...
‘It's such an unnecessary foolishness, because just beyond the arguing
There's a long table of companionship, set and waiting for us to sit down’

Ma'as salama,
Abdur Rahman
(in the hope of His mercy)

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