Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday prayer


Can anyone really describe the actions of the Matchless One?
Anything I can say is only what I’m allowed to.
Sometimes the One acts this way, 
sometimes in its exact opposite;
The real work of religion is permanent astonishment.
By that I don’t mean in astonishment turning
your back God--
I mean:  blazing in blind ecstasy, 
              drowned in God
              and drunk on Love. 
                                            --Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet

3 comments:

Crimson Rambler said...

permanent astonishment,yes. Chronically boggled.
Thanks revkjarla!

Terri said...

Rumi! love this. "Drowned in God, Drunk in love"....

Martha Spong said...

Yes, permanent astonishment.