Rumi – Mystical Poet
POET SPEAKS UNIVERSAL
GOAL – UNION WITH GOD
Poem – Only Breath
“Not Christian or Jew or Muslin, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all.
I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.”
“There is a way between voice and presence where information flows.
In disciplined silence it opens.
With wandering talk it closes.”