“Love is what gives joy to all creation.
Love is what gives joy to giving joy.
I was born of mother love in the beginning.
To that mother, joyous thanks and endless blessing”
#762, from Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988)
Wood And Water “snow”
This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”
― Dalai Lama
Bathed in light
“We are all bathed in the same light.” Rumi
Yes, There is nirvanah
Yes, There is a Nirvana;
It is leading your sheep to a green pasture,
and putting your child to sleep,
and in writing the last line of your poem.
ruler to measure
“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” Dalai Lama
“Yesterday I was clever,
so I wanted to change the world…
Today I am wise,
so I am changing myself…” Rumi
Fire looking south,the most yang,the longest day,Horse
Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don’t claim them.
Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Rumi