Lucky is the one who realizes the secret of being nobody
for no one gets anywhere by being somebody

whatever is not about desirelessness and detachment
is a delusion and will but lead to disillusion

there is a light on your face
which whispers of the Divine Flame
as God is my witness you have issued from the same

for the caged bird to reach the perfumed garden
it has to pass through the realm of imagination

you have to rise above that
which you think human destiny
to fulfill your destiny
for you covenant is not with man
but with God

should you be not allowed yet
to join the Beloved’s caravan
be content if you hear its bells from a distance

in the realm of hearts none but our King rules
the One who by day is the Ruler
and by night the Life bestowing Thief!

Jami


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