7.6.09

'Did I Not Say To You' by Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi

Did I not say to you,
“Go not there, for I am your friend; in this 
mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life?” 

Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years 
from me, in the end you will come to me, for I am your goal. 

Did I not say to you, 
“Be not content with worldly forms, for I 
am the fashioner of the tabernacle of your contentment?” 

Did I not say to you, 
“I am the sea and you are a single fish; 
go not to dry land, for I am your crystal sea?” 

Did I not say to you,
“ Go not like birds to the snare; come, for 
I am the power of flight and your wings and feet?” 

Did I not say to you,
“ They will waylay you and make you 
cold, for I am the fire and warmth and heat of your desire?” 

Did I not say to you,
“ They will implant in you ugly qualities 
so that you will forget that I am the source of purity to you?” 

Did I not say to you,
“Do not say from what direction the servant’s affairs come into order?” 
I am the Creator without directions. 

If you are the lamp of the heart, know where the road is to the house;
and if you are godlike of attribute, know that I am your Master. 

p/s: I just thought the poem is just simply beautiful...

Source: Poem Hunter
For more information on Jalaluddin Rumi: A fleeting peek into the mind of a great sufi master

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey ape ni?

nenek kebayan rabun said...

Jalaluddin Rumi is one of a great sufi master of his time. I am not an expert in literature, but I guess those poems that I posted are about the relationships between God and His servant.

Read slowly mr Anonymous...and you will get it.

Anonymous said...

tanak a....

Marlina Jamal said...

ohh..samapi tertingal nih..hehe

love the part

"Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years
from me, in the end you will come to me, for I am your goal."

nenek kebayan rabun said...

hehe same here Marlina...
somehow, whatever happens, we will turn to Him. Dunia ni mmg tercipta untuk-Nya...

Anonymous said...

hey mane gosip

nenek kebayan rabun said...

nak gossip baca mangga aaa

Anonymous said...

gile poyo

nenek kebayan rabun said...

hehe yelaa yelaaa...gossip aaa....
nak gossip pasal ape?