Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I Have Learned So Much

I have learned so much from God
That I can no longer call myself
a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of itself with me
that I can no longer call myself
a man, a woman, an angel
or even pure soul.

Love has befriended me so completely
It has turned to ash and freed me
of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.

-Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in the book
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master

3 comments:

rew said...

hafiz is a true poetic prophet. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great Poem, thanks Dahhhhling. CLass last night at House of Yoga was fantastic (what a worm & inviting shala), I still feel the calm that comes with the ocean of pranayama.

Mira*

Anonymous said...

ummm....yeah,...for the record,I meant: "WARM (not worm) & inviting shala."

I think it's time for new contacts, or to sharpen the third eye. Tee. Hee.
Mira*