Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It Is Your Turn Now

It is your turn now,
you waited, you were patient.
The time has come
for us to polish you.
We will transform your inner  pearl
into a house of fire.
You're a god mine.
Did you know that,
hidden in the dirt of the earth?
It is your turn now,
to be placed in fire.
Let us cremate your impurities.

translation by Shahram Shiva, 
Hush Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi


Once man has thus comprehended the essence of existence 
there remains for him the duty,
since he knows the value of his own soul, 
of making himself a direct path which will constantly lead
his individual soul to and bind it with the universal Soul
of which the Universe, 
as much of it as we perceive with our limited vision,
is one of the infinite manifestations.
Thus Islam's basic principle can only be defined
as monorealism and not as monotheism.
-Aga Khan III (Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah)
Learn more about the Shia Ismailis

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