Sunday, April 25, 2010

Show Me Your Face

DHS 165

Only one more Daily Heart Sutra before leaving on my trip...

Don't know why working through the last items on my To Do list as i get ready to say "I'm ready to leave" makes me think of Rumi, but he was on my mind all day today as i checked several items off the list. I considered reposting the YouTube video Become The Sky, which i could never tire of, but decided instead to post a few others that i like as well.

Say I Am You

I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.

To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.

I am morning mist,
and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.

Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.

I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.

The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of stone, a flickering in metal.
Both candle and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.

I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift, and the falling away.

What is, and what isn't.

You who know, Jelaluddin,
You the one in all, say who I am.
Say I am you.


And now that you know the words, here's the video version:

"Say who I am. Say I am you." And while Rumi could have said it, he wanted more than just words; He wanted to see. Like all good pilgrims, he went Looking For Your Face and when he found it, told us of this wonderful experience:

Beyond ecstasy
Each breath each heartbeat is all
Face to face with mu

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