Shabistari: Secret Rose Garden

Intermingling

You are plurality transformed into Unity,
And Unity passing into plurality;
This mystery is understood when man
Leaves the part and merges in the Whole.

If you wish to see that Face,
Seek another eye. The philosopher
WIth his two eyes sees double,
So he is unable to see the unity of the Truth.

As your essence is nothingness,
How can you have Free-will?
Seeing that your being is one with not-being,
Whence comes this Free-will of yours?

Selflessness

In the empty heart, void of self
Can be heard the echoing cry,
‘I am the Truth.’
Thus is man one with the Eternal,
Travelling, travel and traveller have become one.

-Shabistari

(From The Secret Rose Garden)

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~ by Scott Hamilton Peters on March 23, 2012.

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