Wednesday Wisdom: On Coexistence and Transcendence

Coexist (public domain image)

Coexist Interfaith Image (public domain). 

I Have Learned So Much*

I
Have
Learned
So much from God
That I can no longer
Call
Myself

A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
A Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself
With me

That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even pure
Soul.

Love has
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
And freed
Me

Of every concept and image
My mind has ever known.

– Hafiz

 

 

* Reprinted with permission from The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky, © 1999.

 

 

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