Thursday, 31 May 2012

In union with Beloved, of what value are signs ? 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 Love
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

No comments:

Post a Comment