“A Great Wagon” — a poem by Rumi

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“A Great Wagon” — a poem by Rumi

Post by Welles » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:43 pm

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.”

— Rumi

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Re: “A Great Wagon” — a poem by Rumi

Post by happyrain » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:29 pm

Interesting.
I hear people say, "I can sleep when I'm dead" and I think- if only they knew the gravity to their words. If only they wished to be awake.
I think it's important to get plenty of rest so you don't fall asleep during meditation and focus on what's most important now to fast track yourself back to the One.
It is a great pity to remain asleep during the departure from this physical shell and journey onward.

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Re: “A Great Wagon” — a poem by Rumi

Post by Seeker13 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:56 pm

Welles,
I think these last two poems by Rumi and the book I'm presently reading have influenced my dreams. Can't remember the details much, only know a swami was speaking to myself and a group of acquaintances. It was like we in the group had known each other for a long time. Thank you again for posting Rumi's poetry. Felt compelled to learn more about him. It's humbling for me to find out he lived so long ago, and had such a deep understanding and relationship of spiritual matters. Think I'm going to have to add another book to my collection.

Eric,
Every time I read your response it has greater meaning for me.


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Re: “A Great Wagon” — a poem by Rumi

Post by Seeker13 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:38 pm

When I came home from work there was a package waiting on the porch steps. That in itself wasn't surprising since Christmas is around the corner. What was surprising is It came from India! I said out loud, "Are you kidding me?!" Ordered from Amazon, had no idea.

I wonder if 10:10 has anything to do with India? :shock:

Kim
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We are akin to the aspen forests, seemingly separated but in actuality, one organism.

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