Thursday, June 10, 2010

the circle around the zero!




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A lover doesn't figure the odds.
He figures he came clean from God
as a gift without a reason,
so he gives without cause
or calculation or limit.
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A conventionally religious person
behaves a certain way
to achieve salvation.
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A lover gambles everything, the self,
the circle around the zero! He or she
cuts and throws it all away.
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This is beyond
any religion.
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Lovers do not require from God any proof,
or any text, nor do they knock on a door
to make sure this is the right street.
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They run,
and they run.
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~ Rumi
(translation: Coleman Barks, 
from: Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion)

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