Non duality


Look at love – how it tangles
with the one fallen in love

look at spirit – how it fuses with earth
giving it new life.

Why are you so busy with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend

why talk about all the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known

why think separately of this life and the next
when one is born from the last

look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs

look at water and fire, earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once

the wolf and the lamb, the lion and the deer
far away yet together

look at the unity of this
spring and winter, manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me

be like sugarcane, sweet yet silent
don’t get mixed up with bitter words

my beloved grows right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be.

Rumi, Look at Love

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