Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hafiz - Chess game



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’m afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.


The poem in English is from the Book titled: I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy - translation Daniel Ladinsky

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