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A Taste of Rumi

I have had occasion to get back into ” The Essential Rumi ” ( Translated by Coleman Barks, Penguin Press, introduction by Huston Smith ). I forgot how colorful he was. 151 more words


“Cung, lapo gak ngaji?” tanya Kiai dengan penjalin yang tergenggam di tangannya.

Sontak seorang yang dipanggil “Cung” tadi kaget. Agak sedikit berjingkrak dari tempatnya semula yang duduk sambil menghadap ke layar lebar di depannya. 201 more words


Prayer to Mansur Al-Hallaj

I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart
I asked ‘Who are You?’
He replied ‘You’. (Mansur Al-Hallaj)

teach me mute poetry…

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Awareness of evaporation

My physical has waned
My spiritual has drained
Even my mind, barely sane
All that’s left are remains
There is no pain
No existence
No plains… 95 more words


If a tree could wander - RUMI

Oh, if a tree could wander 
and move with foot and wings.
It would not suffer the axe blows 
and not the pain of saws! 206 more words


I am...

“The words ‘I am…’ are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.”

~ A. K. Kitselman

Death in context.

Snap shot from Movie Bab ‘Aziz

This is still my all time favourite movie.
It is in multiple languages, There is Turkish, Farsi, Arabic and some sub continent languages. 340 more words