Monthly Archives: March 2018

Joie de Vivre

The first light kisses the windows, The violet smile of the soil… Thank God, out of the soil, Compassion rises again! The first sound tastes life; Meanings slip out of the sheath… Everything creates itself From its own inner light. … Continue reading

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Both in the sky and on land, observe every particle: They too are in love with the mighty power! Happy, sad, good, bad – in love with the sun, Forever they turn… Rumi, Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated from the Turkish … Continue reading

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I was in ecstasy – you said “Quieten down!” I did – you said, “Stay in ecstasy!” I was in ecstasy again. “No”, you said, “Calm down!” I did. You said, “No, stay in ecstasy!” Rumi, Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated … Continue reading

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Autumn

Mortal life comes to an end, becomes a long autumn. Leaves, flowers, birds disperse, scatter. Farewell felt throughout; The sea, the mountain rumble. Days become sorrowful, otherworldly, As all that is left from summer mingles; Deeply felt, the sadness of … Continue reading

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Come and join us – even if you’ve had enough – Don’t run way from friends – in our endeavour, join us… Fall in love like my heart, go astray Or, stop, whole heartedly watch love. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). … Continue reading

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Look, here, in this house, there was a light – where is it? At first it filled your eyes… Look, it’s now a dream in the heart. Always there; Never leaves: fills the heart. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated from … Continue reading

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