Friday, 25 May 2012

Spiritual wine is another substance....BY Rumi

The intellectual quest, 
though fine as pearl or coral,
is not the spiritual search.

The spiritual search is on another level;
spiritual wine is another substance!

The spiritual path wrecks the body
and afterwards restores it to health.

It destroys the house to unearth the treasure
and with that treasure builds it better than before.

~ Rumi
Rumi J. Mathanwi I
translated by C Helmminski, K Helmminski
In: Rumi: Daylight.
Boston, Massachusetts: Shambhala, 1999

1 comment:

  1. The intellectual quest is
    exquisite like pearls and coral,
    But it is not the same as the spiritual quest.

    The spiritual quest is on another level altogether,
    Spiritual wine has a subtler taste.

    The intellect and the senses
    investigate cause and effect.

    The spiritual seeker surrenders
    to the wonder.

    ~ Rumi