Rumi (1208-1292) from Masnavi. We and our existence….

We and our existences are non-existent: Thou art the absolute appearing in the guise of moralityThat which moves us is thy Gift: our whole being is of thy creation

Thou didst show the beauty of Being unto not-being, after Thou hadst caused not-being to fall in love with Thee.

Take not away the delight of Thy Bounty: take not away Thy dessert and wine and wine-cup!

But if Thou takest it away, who will question Thee? Does the picture quarrel with the painter?

Look not on us, look on Thine own Loving-kindness and Generosity!

We were not: there was no demand on our part; yet Thy Grace heard our silent prayer and called us into existence.


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