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It’s Saint Valentine ’s Day. Let’s make this an excuse to create something beautiful. With love to all:
Circle the Kaaba of the heart
If you possess a heart.
The heart is the true kaaba,
The other is just a stone.
Give everything away, but gain a heart,
And its light will stay with you
Even as far as the dark night of the grave
If you yearn for holy felicity,
Shed your arrogance
And become a seeker of hearts.
When the goodwill of hearts is with you,
Fountains of wisdom will begin to flow
From within your own being.
The water of life will cascade
From your speech like a river
Your christlike breath
Will become a remedy for disease
For a single Heart all the worlds came into being;
Listen to the lips that recite the subtle point of Except for thee
I would not have created the worlds.
How else would the universe exist!
This universe of rust and dirt, of planets and stars.
Silence! A description of the heart
Is impossible with words,
Even if every cell of your body had a tongue
(edited from Rumi’s ‘The true kaaba’ )
Edited by Sadia Naeem on Feb 14, 2011 11:33 AM
It's that time of the year - the time to celebrate LOVE - could any other celebration be better than this? Happy Valentine's day to you all !!!!!
i also wanted to share to this lovely article written by a friend: