October 28, 2007

*Radiance*



If ten lamps are in one place,
each differs in form from another;
yet you can't distinguish whose radiance is whose
when you focus on the light.

In the field of spirit there is no division;
no individuals exist.
Sweet is the oneness of the Friend with His friends.

Catch hold of spirit.
Help this headstrong self disintegrate;
that beneath it you may discover unity,
like a buried treasure.



From: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
365 Selections from Rumi's Mathnawi
Translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski

1 comment:

CJ said...

i haven't visited here in a long time. i like the new layout. good to read your insights again too. they always shed some light into dark hidden corners of my life that need illuminating.

hope you're well.