Friday, September 14, 2007

Rumi's definition of hunger

Two men see a loaf of bread. One hasn't eaten anything for ten days. The other has eaten five times a day, every day.

He sees the shape of the loaf.

The other man with his urgent need sees inside into the taste, and into the nourishment the bread could give.

Be that hungry, to see within all beings the Friend.

- RUMI, translated by Coleman Barks with A.J. Arberry
From ‘Enlightened Mind’, Edited by Stephen Mitchell

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