IT MATTERS NOT THE JUDGMENTS OF GOOD, BAD AND UGLY
HEAVEN OR HELL
TRUTH OR LIE
ALL REPEATS ARE RETURNED FULL CIRCLE
TO RESURRECTION’S VAST SILENCE TAO’D CORE
THE GREAT BREATHER’S BREATH
(HOW CAN IT REALLY BE OTHERWISE?)
The morning wind spreads its fresh smell.
We must get up and take that in,
that wind that lets us live.
Breathe before it's gone.
Rumi - 'The Essential Rumi' - Coleman Barks
also posted/quoted here:
IN/OF/AS IMPERSONAL DIVINE GRACE…
WITH THE EYE OF TRANSPARENT LIFE FORCE…
THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF ALL SUFFICETH.
A ROARING OCEAN WITH TSUNAMI WAVES
IS HONOURED FROM A FLYING BIRD HIGH OCTANE…
SUCH A BIRD IS NOT A FISH IN OCEAN DEPTHS
UNLESS DIVINE GRACE TAKES IT THERE.
IF CAUGHT IN A WAVE
DIVE TO DEEPEST DEPTHS OF ORIGINAL BEING
THAT IS ALSO SOURCING THE HEIGHTS OF A FLYING BIRD.
SOMETIMES BOTH ARE REQUIRED IN SAME INSTANT.
IN/OF/AS SOURCE, THIS TOO,
JUST BE NATURAL
THE EVER NARROWING PATH HAS BECOME NO PATH
ALL TSUNAMIS ARE EFORTLESS EASE
FUELS OF CO-CREATION.
AS TRUTH OF BEING IS
also posted here:
there's no war in them then.
They open their hands and breathe
in that quiet rhythm heaven has given them.
They pucker their lips like small children
and open their hands halfway,
soldiers and statesmen, servants and masters.
The stars stand guard
and a haze veils the sky,
a few hours when no one will do anybody harm.
If only we could speak to one another then
when our hearts are half-open flowers.
Words like golden bees
would drift in.
-- God, teach me the language of sleep.
When They Sleep
by Rolf Jacobsen
English version by Robert Hedin
The correct understanding will be when you realize that whatever you have understood so far, is invalid.
Give up all and you gain all. Then life becomes what it was meant to be: pure radiation from an inexhaustible source.
In that light the world appears dimly, like a dream.
that's why they have so much heartache and sorrow.
At times I give myself up to thought purposefully;
but when I choose,
I spring up from those under its sway.
I am like a high-flying bird,
and thought is a gnat:
how should a gnat overpower me?
Rumi - Mathnawi II, 3559-3561 -
'Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance' - Camille and Kabir Helminski