Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’
Posted in poetry, tagged Benny Thomas, FitzGerald, free translation, human condition, human knowledge, loveliness, Omar Khayyam, Persian poetry, quatrains, shadow, The Rubaiyat, wisdom on December 17, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Of the very substance,- Ah dust I am,
Veiled, the light of wisdom is but dim:
Its sovereign rays penetrate however,
Dispers’d through my sentient flesh, a prism.
Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. ~Rumi
I heard silence as it dropped
It was there for birds to sing their
joy of living;
it was there for mothers
to dandle their babes
while the kettle bubbled;
it was there for love to speak
and be heard in unspoken words.
Oh wrap this cosmos-
the void, to brim
That the wise shall keep in their heart
As heaven on earth.
A Thought-W.H. Davies(1871-1940)
When I look into a glass,
Myself’s my only care,
But I look into a pool
For all the wonders there.
When I look into a glass
I see a fool:
But I see a wise man
When I look into a pool.
Once I gave an advice to a man who came back and thanked me next morning saying it was the best advice he has ever had. Two years later I saw him on a social function and said, on acting upon my advice he had solved the problem once and for all. Some thirty years later I am yet to act on that single advice that changed his life profitably.
My advice was,’Don’t say ‘yes’ when you know a ‘no’ will save the bother for all the parties concerned.’