Dream Fable

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Dream Fable

Post by happyrain » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:51 pm

I am learning of a great Sufi poet, she writes beautifully... Her name is Rabia al-Adawiyya and the book worth getting is called doorkeeper of the heart... I don't own it but have read excerpts and am in Love with what is touching on our souls journey....

Dream Fable

I saw myself in a wide green garden, more beautiful than I could begin to understand. In this garden was a young girl. I said to her, "How wonderful this place is!"

"Would you like to see a place even more wonderful than this?" she asked.

"Oh yes," I answered. Then taking me by the hand, she led me on until we came to a magnificent palace, like nothing that was ever seen by human eyes. The young girl knocked on the door, and someone opened it. Immediately both of us were flooded with light.

Only Allah knows the inner meaning of the maidens we saw living there. Each one carried in her hand a serving-tray filled with light. The young girl asked the maidens where they were going, and they answered her, "We are looking for someone who was drowned in the sea, and so became a martyr. She never slept at night, not one wink! We are going to rub funeral spices on her body."

"Then rub some on my friend here," the young girl said.

"Once upon a time," said the maidens, "part of this spice and the fragrance of it clung to her body -- but then she shied away."

Quickly the young girl let go of my hand, turned, and said to me:

"Your prayers are your light;
Your devotion is your strength;
Sleep is the enemy of both.
Your life is the only opportunity that life can give you.
If you ignore it, if you waste it,
You will only turn to dust."

Then the young girl disappeared.

In love, nothing exists between breast and Breast.
Speech is born out of longing.
True description from the real taste.
The one who tastes, knows;
the one who explains, lies.
How can you describe the true form of Something
In whose presence you are blotted out?
And in whose being you still exist?
And who lives as a sign for your journey?

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Re: Dream Fable

Post by Sandy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:24 am

Thank you, Eric!

This is a poem to read slowly and with all your senses.... :D

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Re: Dream Fable

Post by happyrain » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:42 pm

It is magnificent, isn't it?
Her dream scapes remind me of Kim describing a few settings from her meditations.
I am infatuated with Sufi poetry at the moment.
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Re: Dream Fable

Post by Sandy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:35 am

I am infatuated with Sufi poetry at the moment.
There's probably a good reason for that. ;) You are following your inner "inspiration ". :sunflower:

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Re: Dream Fable

Post by Seeker13 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:19 pm

Wow Eric!
Very powerful! Thanks for sharing this. :love

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Re: Dream Fable

Post by Welles » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:42 pm

That is wonderful, Eric. You're a trove of discovery! (bet you ever read that phrase before)

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