Friday, July 13, 2012
Pearls of Wisdom 343
1. When the mirror of the heart becomes pure
and clear, impressions of the other world
will become manifest. The image and the
image maker will become visible, like the
carpet and the carpet-spreader.
2. The falcon made the king's hand his joy,
and became indifferent to the search for
carrion. All animals from the gnat to the
elephant are of the family of God and
depend on Him for sustenance. What a
sustainer is God!
3. Do away with superfluous speech, and
sacrifice what you hold dear, that His grace
may utter praise of you and the heaven be
envious of your exalted estate.
4. When God's decree becomes your pleasure,
you become a willing slave,
not because of burdening yourself,
not on account of recompense,
but by virtue of the nature now so pure
that whatever divine edict may take you,
living and dying appear the same.
You live for God, not for riches;
you die for God, not from fear or pain.
5. The face of David shone with His glory,
and the mountains sang His praise.
The mountains sang along with David;
both elated in praising the King.
He hears the melody of the pure-spirited,
every moment, every place. [Mawlana Rumi]
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:55 PM