Monday, July 6, 2015

The words "WE" and "I" - Rumi

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The text 'we' and 'I' are occassionally encounter while reading the Holybooks. Why God, whenever pronounce Himself said 'We' instead of 'I' along the textbook of Torah, Old Testament & Quran? Reading deeply into Mevlana Rumi's poetry below, I would therefore think that I finally understood the meaning of it, from  another layer, another perspective...

My heart tells me it is distressed with Him,
But I can only laugh at such pretended injuries.
Be fair, You who are the Glory of the just
You, Soul, free of ‘we’ and ‘I’,
Subtle spirit within each man and woman.
When a man and woman become one,
That ‘one’ is You.
And when that one is obliterated, there You are.
Where is this 'we' and this 'I'? 
By the side of the Beloved,
You made this ‘we’ and this ‘I’
In order that you might play
This game of courtship with Yourself,
That all ‘you’s’ and ‘I’s’ might become one soul
And finally drown in the Beloved.
All is true. Come!
You who are the Creative Word: Be
You, so far beyond description
Is it possible for the bodily eyes to see You?
Can thought comprehend Your laughter or grief?
Tell me now, can is possibly see You at all?
Such a heart has only borrowed things to live with.
The Garden of love is green without limit
And yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy.
Love is beyond either condition:
Without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

Remarks: *Obliterated means: 1. destroy something completely. 2. get rid of memory, thought, or feeling. 3. cover something completely so it cannot be seen. The words ‘be’ and ‘just’ is even greater in definition.

Next research: Vedas vis-a-vis Bhagavad Ghita where Dr Zakir Naik commenting that Hindus, Budhist & Jains are monotheist if the ancient book of Vedas (means, knowldedge in sanskrit) be understood truthfully.
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