Those Who Don’t

Higher Ground

Those Who Don't Feel This Love

Jalal ad-Din Rumi 13th Century

<Translated by Coleman Barks>

Those who don't feel this Love
pulling them like a river,
those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don't want to change,

let them sleep.

This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
If you want to improve your mind that way,

sleep on.

I've given up on my brain.
I've torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.

If you're not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words
around you,

and sleep.

This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
If you want to improve your mind that way,

sleep on.

If you're not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words
around you,

and sleep.

:heart:
Fati

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12 thoughts on “Those Who Don’t

  1. DEAR fA ma , I M NAKED BEFORE U AND STILL GO TO SLEEP , B'CSE I M SURE U R THERE UR LOVE IS THERE BEHIND ME . I M CONFIDENT. ANIRUDDHA

  2. Very powerful post. THe music is astounding, and of course, the words of Maulana. I think I am naked. Thank you, Fati for great minutes of unconditional love. With love, Ramute.

  3. Hi Ramute,There are those who read my blog that I know I can counton to understand the meaning and you my friend are amongthose I count on. I am always happy to hear you're enjoying my posts and to know they move you also.love to youFati

  4. Hello Andiruddha,Thank you for your confidence and as you knowmy heart I am always there next to you or behind youas you wish.Thank you for feeling this wonderful poem and sharingyour heart:heart:Fa ma

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