This is not imagination… Rumi


This we have now is not imagination.     
This is not grief or joy.   
Not a judging state,   
or an elation, or sadness.   
Those come and go.     
This is the presence that doesn’t.   
It’s dawn, Husam,   
here in the splendor of coral, 
inside the Friend, 
the simple truth of what Hallaj said.   
What else could human beings want?     
When grapes turn to wine, 
they’re wanting this.   
When the nightsky pours by, 
it’s really a crowd of beggars, 
and they all want some of this!   
This 
that we are now 
created the body, cell by cell, 
like bees building a honeycomb.   
The human body and the universe 
grew from this, not this 
from the universe and the human body.
 
     Rumi

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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