Sunday, August 19, 2012

Light Breeze - A Poem By Rumi

 Light Breeze

As regards feeling pain, like a hand cut in battle, consider the body a robe you wear.  

When you meet someone you love, do you kiss their clothes?  

Search out  who's inside.  

Union with God is sweeter than body comforts.

We have hands and feet different from these.  

Sometimes in dream we see them.

That is not illusion.  

It's seeing truly.  

You do have a spirit body;  don't dread leaving the physical one.  

Sometimes someone feels this truth so strongly that he or she can live in mountain solitude totally refreshed. 

The worried, heroic doings of men and women seem weary and futile to dervishes enjoying the light breeze of spirit.


Jelaluddin Rumi, the 13th century mystic poet, was truly one of the most passionate and profound poets in history.  Now, today his presence still remains strong, due in part to how his words seem to drip of the divine, and startle a profound rememberance that links all back to the Soul-Essence.  

Born in what is present day Afghanistan in 1207, he produced his master work  the Masnawi which consists of over 60,000 poems before he died in 1273.  The best way to fully say in words his impact, is that he has the ability to describe the Indescribable, Ineffable-- God.

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