A common space for harmonic peacemakers
Lesson 4: Mystery of the King
You haven't dared yet lose faith – so how can faith grow in you?
You haven't dared yet risk your heart – to what can you see of reality?
You're obsessed – still! – with the carnal screams of your life.
How do you hope to step into the Mystery of the King?
You are a sea of gnosis hidden in a drop of dew,
You are a whole universe hidden in a sack of blood.
What are all this world's pleasures and joys
That you keep grasping at them to make you alive?
Does the sun borrow light from a mote of dust?
Does Venus look for wine from a cracked jug?
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)
Precious wisdom. Very reflective.