Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"Open a window to God"


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Listen, open a window to God
and begin to delight yourself
by gazing upon Him through the opening.

The business of love is
to make that window in the heart,
for the breast is illumined
by the beauty of the Beloved.

Gaze incessantly on the face of the Beloved!
Listen, this is in your power, my friend.

-- Mathnawi VI, 3095-3097
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996

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