I play it cool
I dig all jive
That’s the reason
I stay alive
As I live and learn
Is dig and be dug in return
Rumi’s will to human beings
“I will for you;
to have a fear of God secretly and openly,
to eat less,
to sleep less,
to speak less,
to refrain from sins,
to continue fasting and praying,
to abstain always from lust,
to endure people’s torment and ill-treatment,
to avoid of being with dissolute and ordinary men,
to be with kind and wise people. For, the most beneficial person
is the one who does a favor for others. And the most beneficial word is the one which is short and sincere.”-Rumi
Ink to paper is thoughtful
Ink to flesh, hard-core.
If Shakespeare were a tattooist
We’d appreciate body art more.
If I should devote, who is there to devote? If I must renounce, what is there to be renounced? In the middle of devotion and renunciation lies the true path, such is Kabir’s understanding.
- Couplets of Kabir
“The song I came to sing
remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing
and in unstringing my instrument.
The time has not come true,
the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony
of wishing in my heart…..
I have not seen his face,
nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps
from the road before my house…..
But the lamp has not been lit
and I cannot ask him into my house;
I live in the hope of meeting with him;
but this meeting is not yet.”
― Rabindranath Tagore