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
~ 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,
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
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
I stand with humility before every creature
When they call me into
Because of your holiness,
~ St Catherine of Siena ~