The story of man’s spiritual ascent is indeed fascinating. First he came into the clime of inorganic things passing into the vegetable state. Many years he lived in the vegetable state, and forgot the in-organic state because of the opposition between the two states. “And when he passed from the vegetable into the animal state, the vegetable state was not remembered by him at all.” From the animal state he came towards humanity. Thus he advanced from clime to clime…. till he has now become intelligent and wise and mighty. He hath no remembrance of his former intelligence.. from this human intelligence he has to make a migration that he may escape from this intelligence full of greed and self seeking and may behold a hundred thousand intelligence most marvelous. Though he has fallen asleep and become oblivious of the past, he cannot for ever remain in this state of self forgetfulness. In this world which is the sleeper’s dream, the sleeper panics that it is really enduring, till on a sudden there shall rise the dawn of death and e shall be delivered from the darkness of opinion and false hood
RUMI calls Dawn the Lesser resurrection
“A life without love is a waste.
‘Should I look for spiritual love, or material, or physical love?’,
don’t ask yourself this question. Discrimination leads to discrimination.
Love doesn’t need any name, category or definition
Love is a world itself. Either you are in, at the center …
either you are out, yearning.”
“TRIPPING OVER JOY
What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?
The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God
And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move
That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”
Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.”
― Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy.
Anybody who is this world has half a loaf,
And a home in which to live,
Is no man’s master and no man’s slave;
Say to him, ‘Be happy always,’ for he possesses a world of happiness. Omar Khayyam