Sunday, 29 April 2012

A Dead Heart

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Mawlana Jalal ad-Din ar ar-Rumi (q.s.) addressed the following lines to those who have been deprived of the teachings of the prophets and scholars and thus have not received their due share of knowledge concerning divine secrets:  This is an extract from “Tears of the Heart, Rumi Selection”:

“You plan to put a faded and decayed heart,
On the table used for the washing of corpses,
And you intend to proceed with it,
To the Presence of your Lord?

Allah may Say to you:
‘You impudent and insolent individual!
How can you come before Me with a dead heart;
Is this a graveyard?

Go back and bring me a heart alive
With Divine Secrets and
Imbued with the beauty
Of the spiritual worlds.’

The sky is high in form.
Yet, spiritual height and
Genuine loftiness belongs
To pure hearts.

Apparent height belongs to bodies.
Yet, bodies are as
Names before the Reality
Of what they
Spiritually point towards.”


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