Friday, January 08, 2016

A snippet of Rumi

Imagine a man selling his donkey to be with Jesus.

Now imagine selling Jesus to get a ride on a donkey. This does happen.

Jesus can transform drunk into gold.

If the drunk is already golden, he can be changed to pure diamond.

If already that, he can become the circling planets, Jupiter, Venus, the moon.

Never think that you are worthless.

God has paid an enormous amount for you, and the gifts keep arriving.

There is something in us that has nothing to do with night and day,

grapes that never saw a vineyard.

We are all returning

says the Qur'an. Enjoy Shams, or if you cannot do that, at least

consider what else people tell you.

Rumi (13th century), Translated by Coleman Barks

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