Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Pilgrimage to a Person

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When you are not with close friends,
you are not in the presence.

It is sad to leave the people you travel with.
How much more so those who remind you of God.
Hurry back to the ones protecting you.

On every trip, have only one objective,
to meet those who are friends
inside the presence.

If you stay home, keep the same purpose,
to meet the innermost presence
as it lives in people.

Be a pilgrim to the Ka`ba inside a human being,
and Mecca will rise into view on its own.


__________
A Rumi's poem, translated by Coleman Barks

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