Sunday, November 1, 2009



Forget every idea of right and wrong
Any classroom ever taught you

An empty heart, a tormented mind,
Unkindness, jealousy and fear

Are always the testimony
You have been completely fooled!

Turn your back on those
Who would imprison your wondrous spirit
With deceit and lies.

Come, join the honest company
Of the King's beggars –
Those gamblers, scoundrels and divine clowns
And those astonishing fair courtesans
Who need Divine Love every night.

Come, join the courageous
Who have no choice
But to bet their entire world
That indeed,
Indeed, God is Real.

I will lead you into the Circle
Of the Beloved's cunning thieves,
Those playful royal rogues –
The ones you can trust for true guidance –
Who can aid you
In this Blessed Calamity of life.
Look at the Perfect One
At the Circle's Center:

He Spins and Whirls like a Golden Compass,
Beyond all that is Rational,

To show this dear world

That Everything,
Everything in Existence
Does point to God.
~ Hafiz


this poem, seems to sum up many aspects of my spiritual experience quite well.

Also, especially the first half, reminds me of Galatians 5, which seems to have always been my favorite New Testament chapter,

which starts with the wonderful verse:
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."

Talks in the middle about walking by spirit, not by flesh.

and ends with the wonderful fruit that is, as we abide with God.
"love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self-control"


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