?

Log in

No account? Create an account

August 10th, 2013

I beheld my essence

by Shah Nematollah Vali

English version by Peter Lamborn Wilson & Nasrollah Pourjavady
Original Language Persian/Farsi

I beheld my essence. What I saw
Was like the very light of the eye itself:
How wonderful that a single Essence should
Refract itself like a light, a single source
Into a million essences and hues.
The being of the lover and Beloved
Are the same, for where is Love without
A lover and Beloved to be found?
Behold His Essence by His Light, that you
May be yourself the seer and the Seen.
I have wandered through the essences
And found that His Reality makes up
The essence of all beings. To ourselves
We manifest ourselves; were it not so
There could be no relationship between
The One and many........." etc,

The rest of the poem is at this link Poetry Chaikhana | Shah Nematollah Vali - I beheld my essence

How hard it is, how easy it is to say the unsayableRead more...Collapse )

Profile

bobby1933
bobby1933

Latest Month

August 2019
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow