Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sufi poet, Fahkruddin Iraqi 1213?-1289

Fifth Night of Hanukkah

Although you may not know it,

If you love anyone,
it is Him you love;

If you turn your head in any direction,

It is toward Him you turn.

Let go of everything,
Completely lose yourself on this path,
Then your every doubt will be dispelled.
With absolute conviction you'll cry out
I am God!
I am the one I have found!

In the light I praised you
And never knew it.
In the dark I slept with you
And never knew it.
I always thought that I was me,
But no, I was you
and never knew it.

Hat tip to: Another Queer Jewish Buddhist

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