Rumi: ‘Only Breath’ video

ONLY BREATH

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion

or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up

from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any

origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,

first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.

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An Excerpt from the ‘translations’ of Coleman Barks – SOURCE https://allpoetry.com/Only-Breath

“Love is the religion, and the universe is the book.”

“Love is the religion, and the universe is the book.” – Jelaluddin Chelabi

See – http://www.katinkahesselink.net/sufi/coleman_rumi.html

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