Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Sufi Wisdom and Quotes (2)

You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.
nothing seemed right.
What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean.
Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient.
It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
So- I've brought you a mirror.
Look at yourself and remember me.

- Jalaluddin Rumi

I was so moved reading this poem ... its really a wonderful piece from Rumi. A poem devoted to God, the ultimate Beloved. The expression is so intense and beautiful !! And also contains very deep mystical appeal, specially in the last line. It reminds me of the Quranic verse where God says, 'Therefore do ye remember Me; I will remember you'. A divine promise of reciprocal love and reminiscence.

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