Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Rumi ♡ Free from the business of this world (narrated)




 If your sweetness comes from sugar, then it is only temporary.

But if you turn into sugar through your fidelity to the Friend,

then your sweetness is as permanent as the Beloved.

The lover acquires his sustenance from Love, but the intellect

is lost and bewildered at the lovers’ game. The petty intellect denies

the existence of Love, though it may pretend that it knows many secrets.

Though intellect is clever and knowledgeable, it hasn’t annihilated itself

in the Friend. Until the angel becomes nothing, it is no more than the devil.

Know that whoever is summoned by the Friend becomes free from the business

of this world. The one who receives his job and sustenance from the Friend,

he is allowed at the Friend’s throne, becoming free from worldly business.

Those whose only mode of understanding is their intellect walk on a wooden leg.

It is foolish to embark on a long journey if your legs are made of wood.

A blind man’s guide is his cane, it helps him to avoid hidden obstacles.

Your reasoning and argumentations are no more than a cane, but a cane

is never a true substitute for the light of sight.

O blind one, your very cane is the instrument of war and hatred.

Come to your senses, smash your cane of reasoning into pieces.

Do not aspire to join the circle of the blind.

Bring a seeing man amongst yourselves to show you the path.

Grab the garment of the one who has given you the cane.

Beware of what happened to Adam who relied only on his cane.




Monday, August 17, 2020

Jim Carrey - Beyond personality



"Everyone is saying Jim Carrey has gone insane, I'm not surprised.
Consciousness has always been regarded as madness.
They'd rather see me being a rich arrogant prick.
I’ve often said that I wished people could realize
all their dreams of wealth and fame, so they could see
that it’s not where you’ll find your sense of completion.
I don’t believe in icons, I don’t believe in personalities,
I believe that peace lies beyond personality and disguise,
beyond the red S on your chest that makes bullets bounce off.
I believe that it’s deeper than that.
I believe we’re a field of energy dancing for itself." 


Adyashanti - knowledge collapsing



 I am the unknowingness
of an unknown mystery.
If you want to know something,
go elsewhere.
If you want to un-know everything,
then sit and listen.
The silence inside of you
is the sound of your knowledge collapsing.
Remember, it is you who said,
"I want to be free."


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Rumi ♡ Father reason (narrated)



 The universe is a form of divine law,
your reasonable father.

When you feel ungrateful to him,
the shapes of the world seem mean and ugly.

Make peace with that father, the elegant patterning,
and every experience will fill with immediacy.

Because I love this, I am never bored.

Beauty constantly wells up, a noise of springwater
in my ear and in my inner being.

Tree limbs rise and fall like the ecstatic arms
of those who have submitted to the mystical life.

Leaf sounds talk together like poets
making fresh metaphors. 

The green felt cover slips,
and we get a flash of the mirror underneath.

Think how it will be when the whole thing
is pulled away! 

I tell only one one-thousandth
of what I see, because there's so much doubt everywhere.

The conventional opinion of this poetry is,
it shows great optimism for the future.

But Father Reason says,
No need to announce the future!

This now is it. 


Your deepest need and desire
is satisfied by the moment's energy
here in your hand.


 Narrated by

Dorna Djenab 

Oud by

Rei Korkus