Tuesday, June 11, 2013
At the time of separation, Love creates imaginary forms
When Union arrives, the Formless One appears,
Saying "I am the Origin of the origin of sobriety and wine;
Beauty in all its forms is a reflection of Me.
Now, this moment, I withdraw all veils to reveal
Beauty's final splendor, without any intermediary.
For so long now you have been busy with My reflection ˆ
You have won the power now to gaze at My Essence alone."
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)