THOSE WHO DON’T FEEL THIS LOVE :: RUMI on ‘Religion’ as Love


Those who don’t feel this Love

pulling them like a river,

those who don’t drink dawn

like a cup of spring water

or take in sunset like supper,

those who don’t want to change,

let them sleep.

This Love is beyond the study of theology,

that old trickery and hypocrisy.

I you want to improve your mind that way,

sleep on.

I’ve given up on my brain.

I’ve torn the cloth to shreds

and thrown it away.

If you’re not completely naked,

wrap your beautiful robe of words

around you,

and sleep.

:: Rumi ::

deep bow to Rumi


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