Rumi Moment of the Week — Our Divine Nature

This picture has little to do with the topic, it's just dope and Esperanza Spaulding appreciation cuz the Divine lives in her too.

This picture has little to do with the topic; it’s just dope and Esperanza Spaulding appreciation cuz the Divine lives in her too.

In response to yesterday’s story, I thought it would be a good idea to see what Rumi has to say on this subject of divine nature. When it comes to having already spoken beautifully on a whatever random topic that comes to my heart and mind, this dude is flawless. In this poem he says “we came from a majesty, and we go back there,” and immediately I hear the Vedantic chant “OM Purnamadah Purnamidam” in my mind. That chant translates to: “OM That is Full, This is Full, From That Fullness comes This Fullness, Taking Fullness from Fullness, Fullness indeed remains.”

How can anything disturb your peace when you are sure of your divine nature? The more this knowledge is in you, the more peace you experience. For example, the difference between a high school kid taking algebra (some understanding) versus a graduate assistant teaching Analytics (good understanding) versus a highly trained NASA Engineer (great understanding) is the difference between some peace, good peace, and great peace! I’m oversimplifying of course, but the fact remains: our freedom from suffering can be discovered in deeply knowing you are not separate from the Divine. To that end, there is always something in Rumi’s words that will take you deeper. Enjoy…

The Wave of that Agreement

Every second a voice of love
comes from every side.
Who needs to go sightseeing?

We came from a majesty,
and we go back there.

Load up.
What is this place?

Muhammad leads our caravan.
It is lucky to start out
in such a fresh breeze.

Like ocean birds, human beings
come out of the ocean.
Do not expect to live inland.

We hear a surging inside our chests,
an agreement we made in eternity.

The wave of that agreement rolled in
and caulked the body’s boat.

Another wave will smash us.
Then the meeting we have wanted will occur.

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