Some Sufism for Friday.


From Shabistari and the Secret Rose Garden

‘I’ and ‘You’ are but lattices,
In the niches of a lamp,
Through which the one light shines.

‘I ‘ and ‘You’ are the veil
Between heaven and earth;
Lift this veil and you will see
no longer the bonds of sects and creeds.

When ‘I’ and ‘You’ do not exist,
What is mosque, what is synagogue ?
What is the Temple of Fire ? 

from, The Essence of Sufism, John Baldcock. Eagle Editions Limited 2004

This is somewhat related to the Blasphemer’s Banquets Posts on Poethead , the links of which I will add in here at the end of the post. Also, I will add some more Sufi poems onto this thread in the coming days. It is also related to the John Moriarty Obit from July of 2008. I’d highly recommend the Moriarty Dreamtime and Serious Sounds volumes to readers on religions, metaphysics and philosophy.

The Blasphemer’s Banquet

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