The rest of you is only fat and flesh, warp and woof.  Your fat kindles no light or flame in a lamp;  Your kneaded flesh is not good for roasting.  Burn up, then, all this body of yours with discernment;  Rise to sight, to sight, to sight!

The rest of you is only fat and flesh, warp and woof. Your fat kindles no light or flame in a lamp; Your kneaded flesh is not good for roasting. Burn up, then, all this body of yours with discernment; Rise to sight, to sight, to sight!

Who have escaped the snares of philosophy.  Strip yourself bare of overweening intellect,  That grace may ever be shed upon you from above.  Cleverness is the opposite of humility and submission,  Quit cleverness, and consort with simple-mindedness!

Who have escaped the snares of philosophy. Strip yourself bare of overweening intellect, That grace may ever be shed upon you from above. Cleverness is the opposite of humility and submission, Quit cleverness, and consort with simple-mindedness!

You have said your say; now hear my answer,  So as not to remain in astonishment and bewilderment.  Though to you this time seems midnight,  To me the dawn of joyful morn seems nigh

You have said your say; now hear my answer, So as not to remain in astonishment and bewilderment. Though to you this time seems midnight, To me the dawn of joyful morn seems nigh

Body is like a string tied to sod's foot,  That string drags soul down to earth.  The soul is the frog in the water of ecstatic bliss;  Escaping from the mouse of the body, it is in bliss.  Masnavi e Ma’navi (BOOK VI)  Translated & Abridged by E. H. Whinfield

Body is like a string tied to sod's foot, That string drags soul down to earth. The soul is the frog in the water of ecstatic bliss; Escaping from the mouse of the body, it is in bliss. Masnavi e Ma’navi (BOOK VI) Translated & Abridged by E. H. Whinfield

He beheld our actions and heard our secrets.  My eyes guided me to recognize that king at night,  And dwelt lovingly on his face, like the moon at night.  Now, therefore, I will implore his grace for myself

He beheld our actions and heard our secrets. My eyes guided me to recognize that king at night, And dwelt lovingly on his face, like the moon at night. Now, therefore, I will implore his grace for myself

Cling to your real self, quit this dual self.  Your last self attains to your first (real) self  Only through your attending earnestly to that union.

Cling to your real self, quit this dual self. Your last self attains to your first (real) self Only through your attending earnestly to that union.

His voice sounds sweet in my ears,  And his wailing and cries of' O God!'  In this way by supplication and lamentation  He prevails with me altogether.

His voice sounds sweet in my ears, And his wailing and cries of' O God!' In this way by supplication and lamentation He prevails with me altogether.

I will say no more, but guard my tongue from speech.  The rest is told without aid of tongue  To the heart of him whose spirit is alive.

I will say no more, but guard my tongue from speech. The rest is told without aid of tongue To the heart of him whose spirit is alive.

I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.... Rumi~

I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.... Rumi~

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