Monday, 7 November 2011

You are the ruler of my Rumi

O Heart of Pure Consciousness,
You are the ruler of my heart.
After countless ages
you brought my soul
all it ever wished for.

The eyes of all people happy and sad,
are closed to the truth.
May their eyes be opened!
May they look upon Beloved
and get drunk on His beauty.

May their hands reach toward the Truth.
May their ears hear the voice of the Beloved.
May the shadow of a Friend
fall upon everyone who has devotion.

All the world praises you,
But where did this "you" come from?
All the universe is born of Love 
But where did this Love come from?

O Beloved,
you are the owner of the land of life
the light of my heart;
Even the King of Love
knows no love
that is not yours.

~ Rumi 
Ode 881
Version by Jonathan Star 
"A Garden Beyond Paradise: 
The Mystical Poetry of Rumi"
Bantam Books, 1992

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