Wednesday, 15 June 2011

In union with Beloved Rumi

In union with Beloved 
of what value are signs?

The one who is blind to Essence
sees Divine action through the attributes:
having lost the Essence he is limited to evidences.

Those who are united with Beloved 
are absorbed in the Essence.
How should they focus on His qualities?

When your head is submerged in the sea,
how will your eye fall on the color of the water?

~ Rumi 
-- Mathnawi II:2811-2814 
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994

Art "Unity At Dawn" - by Freydoon Rassouli

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