THE SUN NEVER SAYS
Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.”
Look what happens With a love like that; It lights the whole World.
~ Hafiz ~
SEE IF THEY WET THEIR PANTS
The words Guru, Swami, Super Swami, Master, Teacher, Murshid, Yogi, Priest, Most of those sporting such a title are just peacocks.
The litmus test is:
Hold them upside down over a cliff for a few hours, If they don’t wet their pants, maybe you found a real one.
You ask for what reason I stay on the green mountain. I smile but do not answer,
My heart is at leisure.
Peach blossom is carried far off by flowing water, Apart, I have Heaven and Earth in the human world.
~ Confucious ~
FROM THE BELOVED ATTRACTS THE LOVER
We race hotly after the lover, But when the love comes, We are absent.
Your’re a lover of God, But He such that when He comes, There isn’t a drop of you remaining, For with His look, a hundred like you will wither away.
You’re like a shadow in love with the sun; When the intensity of light appears, you vanish, Chasing yourself away…
~ Rumi ~
A PEASANT BEFORE A KING
If I did not understand The glory and suffering of the human heart, I would not speak before its Holiness.
Like a peasant called before a great king When all of His court is assembled, That is how I stand before Every woman and man.
How is it God seeks our counsel Whenever a voice or face asks of us? What a sweet divine game He plays.
I stand with humility before every creature When they call me into Their court,
Because of your holiness, My dear.
~ St Catherine of Siena ~