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Rumi

 

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He can be terrifying, and hilarious — all in one poem.

On Resurrection Day your body testifies against you.
Your hand says, "I stole money."
Your lips, "I said meanness."
Your feet, "I went where I shouldn't."
Your genitals, "Me too."


Rumi sees no separation between the spiritual and the worldly. He teaches nothing less than how to live in this world while also inhabiting something far greater, and ultimately understanding that the two are the same.
Little by little, wean yourself.
This is the gist of what I have to say.

From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood,
move to an infant drinking milk,
to a child on solid food,
to a searcher after wisdom,
to a hunter of more invisible game.




Rumi was famed in his own time, and since, for drawing no distinctions between religions or nationalities.

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim,
not Hindu, Buddhist, sufi, zen.

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