Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.
Your faces are very beautiful,but they are wooden cages.You had better run from me.My words are fire.
The flower that does not smileat the branches withers.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “My Companions are as stars. Whomsoever of them you follow, you will be rightly guided.” When a man looks at a star, and finds his way by it, the star does not speak any word to that man. Yet, by merely looking at the star, the...
From “Wetness and Water”How does a part of the world leave the world?How can wetness leave water?Do not try to put out a fireby throwing on more fire.Do not wash a wound with blood.No matter how fast you run,your shadow more than keeps up.Sometimes it’s in front.Only full, overhead sundiminishes your shadow.But that shadow has...
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell youDon’t go back to sleep!You must ask for what you really want.Don’t go back to sleep!People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,The door is round and openDon’t go back to sleep!
Looking for Your FaceFrom the beginning of my lifeI have been looking for your facebut today I have seen itToday I have seenthe charm, the beauty,the unfathomable graceof the facethat I was looking forToday I have found youand those who laughedand scorned me yesterdayare sorry that they were not lookingas I didI am bewildered by...
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.
You are the Truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?
The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.
The wit taught by God to the beeIs withheld from the lion and the wild ass.
My lips got lost on the way to the kiss – that’s how drunk Iwas.
If I could repeat it,people passing by would be enlightened and go free.
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
Say I Am YouI am dust particles in sunlight.I am the round sun.To the bits of dust I say, Stay.To the sun, Keep moving.I am morning mist, and the breathing of evening.I am wind in the top of a grove, and surf on the cliff.Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,I am also the coral reef they...
There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same!
Notice how each particle moves.Notice how everyone has just arrived here from a journey.Notice how each wants a different food.Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up, and how all streams stream toward the ocean.Look at the chefs preparing special plates for everyone, according to what they need.Look at this cup that can...
I want that love that moved the mountains. I want that love that split the ocean. I want that love that made the winds tremble. I want that love that roared like thunder. I want that love that will raise the dead. I want that love that lifts us to ecstasy. I want that love...
Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!