Sunday, January 22, 2012

Queen of Light

Be watchful:
the grace of God appears suddenly.
It comes without warning
to an open heart,
sweeping out the stable of our experience
so that the Spirit -—
the Queen of Light --
may gladly enter.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Pain's song

That which sings pain’s song to you is an infinite love.
The messenger skilled in the language of the unseen world
is this same, vast, unending love.
It is compassion itself that speaks to you,
calling to you now beyond the limits of this created realm.
And it is love alone which frees you
from your tiny self in this world
and allows you to fly
free into its own great fullness.

— Khaqani Shirvani

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Your heart is a vast ocean

Your heart is the mirror
of the essence most high.
Of the great royal treasury,
your heart is the prize.
Your heart is a vast ocean
—- but only holds a single pearl.
If you want such a treasure,
it is your heart you must find.

— Shah Ni’matallah Wali

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Let these be the wings

Meditate now on steadfastness and clarity.
Let these be the wings that lift you
as you soar through the celestial spheres.

— from Rumi