Monday, February 19, 2007

illusion

God made the illusion look real
and the real an illusion.

He concealed the sea
and made the foam visible,
the wind invisible,
and the dust manifest.

you see the dust whirling,
but how can the dust rise by itself?
you see the foam,
but not the ocean.

invoke Him with deeds, not words;
for deeds are real
and will save you in the infinite-life.

-Rumi, "Mathnawi" Pin It Now!

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