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why talk about all 
the known and the unknown/
see how the unknown merges into the known

What reason any one can have that exists outside his being? Consider a simple phenomenon of an eclipse. It is the moon who throws herself squarely against the Sun whose brightness is to us a diamond ring of brightness while the eclipse lasts.

Similarly our body endures for a season and with which we weave our preferences and prejudices. If we say what we speak are certainties we have not understood the soul or of the One who remains beyond the reckoning of time and space. Even as we cast our own vision of the world to come, reason is steadily losing its grip on the unknown.

Here is a rubaiyat to express the same idea:

Think that the world you held as your cocoon

Cannot keep its spell or make itself known?

Unknown are the moths that pillage and gorge

When they moult wings and flutter with wind blown.

For those who are interested check out Rumi’nations: Rumi Annotated  www.lulu.com/spotlight/bennymkje

benny

“The Fount of Immorality/ 
In Love is found;
Then come, and in this boundless sea


/Of Love be drowned.”-Rumi
River of life is drawn from the sea of Love: and carried by clouds of events people, dead and the living these must dissolve under the benign eye of One. Love shall always find their passage either through subterranean passages or on the river bed prepared by time working unceasing.
benny
These annotations are not part of the book now available with lulu.com

The Poor Ghost- Christina Rossetti

“Oh whence do you come, my dear friend, to me,

With your golden hair all fallen below your knee,

And your face as white as snowdrops on the lea,

And your voice as hollow as the hollow sea?”

2.

“From the other world I come back to you,


My locks are uncurled with dripping drenching dew.

You know the old, whilst I know the new:


But tomorrow you shall know this too.”

3.

“Oh not tomorrow into the dark, I pray;


Oh not tomorrow, too soon to go away:


Here I feel warm and well-content and gay:


Give me another year, another day.”

4.

“Am I so changed in a day and a night


That mine own only love shrinks from me with fright,

Is fain to turn away to left or right


And cover up his eyes from the sight?”

5.

“Indeed I loved you, my chosen friend,


I loved you for life, but life has an end;

Thro’ sickness I was ready to tend:


But death mars all, which we cannot mend.

6.

“Indeed I loved you; I love you yet


If you will stay where your bed is set,

Where I have planted a violet


Which the wind waves, which the dew makes wet.”

7.

“Life is gone, then love too is gone,


It was a reed that I leant upon:


Never doubt 1 will leave you alone

And not wake you rattling bone with bone.

8.

“I go home alone to my bed,

Dug deep at the foot and deep at the head,


Roofed in with a load of lead,

Warm enough for the forgotten dead.

9.

“But why did your tears soak thro’ the clay,


And why did your sobs wake me where I lay?

I was away, far enough away:


Let me sleep now till the Judgment Day.”

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why are you so busy 
with this or that or good or bad
/pay attention to how things blend” Rumi

Let us look at the way our human interaction has led to:

It is like the kindness of first man who traded milk for rat poison. The man who did not make profit was dubbed as a fool. Milk and rat poison since have been blended million times over. So many times that the present world cannot die of rat poison but has developed immunity. 

*Let us not speak of general state of things but how each must serve. He has to serve his best. No other choice because he has to deal with his soul.

*I hold a special relationship with my soul to settle for the indifferent quality what the world offers. Blending is done in no man’s land.

benny

Rumi’nations contain annotations to various quotes of Rumi in a slim volume but gilded with secret wisdom of the East from which all great religions of the world had drunk deeply and in turn changed the way we look at truth of human condition. 154 pages; available through lulu.com

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/bennymkje

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