you are That!


For ages you have come and gone
courting this delusion.
For ages you have run from the pain
and forfeited the ecstasy.
So come, return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

Although you appear in earthly form
Your essence is pure Consciousness.
You are the fearless guardian
of Divine Light.
So come, return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

When you lose all sense of self
the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish.
Lose yourself completely,
Return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

You descended from Adam, by the pure Word of God,
but you turned your sight
to the empty show of this world.
Alas, how can you be satisfied with so little?
So come, return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

Why are you so enchanted by this world
when a mine of gold lies within you?
Open your eyes and come —
Return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

You were born from the rays of God’s Majesty
when the stars were in their perfect place.
How long will you suffer from the blows
of a nonexistent hand?
So come, return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

You are a ruby encased in granite.
How long will you deceive Us with this outer show?
O friend, We can see the truth in your eyes!
So come, return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

After one moment with that glorious Friend
you became loving, radiant, and ecstatic.
Your eyes were sweet and full of fire.
Come, return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

Shams-e Tabriz, the King of the Tavern
has handed you an eternal cup,
And God in all His glory is pouring the wine.
So come! Drink!
Return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

Soul of all souls, life of all life – you are That.
Seen and unseen, moving and unmoving – you are That.
The road that leads to the City is endless;
Go without head and feet
and you’ll already be there.
What else could you be? – you are That.

— Rumi

Author: Ganesh

A soul in the search of eternal peace... "Be True, Love All, Help Others Selflessly, Live in Harmony and Rest in Peace"

11 thoughts on “you are That!”

  1. This is wonderful. These lines are particularly powerful to me:

    “Although you appear in earthly form
    Your essence is pure Consciousness.”

    “When you lose all sense of self
    the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish.”

    “Alas, how can you be satisfied with so little?”

    “How long will you suffer from the blows
    of a nonexistent hand?”

    “The road that leads to the City is endless;
    Go without head and feet
    and you’ll already be there.”

    Really amazing inspiration, Arganesh. Thank you for sharing this.

    Like

    1. Thank you! Very nice pick… Below are my favorite lines

      “Although you appear in earthly form
      Your essence is pure Consciousness”

      “So come, return to the root of the root
      of your own soul.”

      “Soul of all souls, life of all life – you are That.
      Seen and unseen, moving and unmoving – you are That.”

      “What else could you be? – you are That.”

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