Dec 18, 2008

The Eye of the Intellect - Nasir - - Khusraw

By Nasir-i Khusraw

Do you not see that God
is inviting you to heaven?
Why do you throw yourself
into the pit of hell-fire?

In order to ascend to
the abode of the righteous,
make knowledge your feet
and obedience your wings.

In the battleground of
our demented world,
make a sword from patience
and a shield from the faith.

Pluck the bud of wisdom
from the branch of religion;
graze the hyacinth of obedience
from the fields of knowledge.

This world is not the abode
of people who are wise;
it is but a passage for us;
therefore traverse it.

Of what use is the branch
which yields no fruit,
whether it belongs to
a fruit-bearing tree or not?

In the sight of God,
the Absolute Sovereign,
this world has not the value
of even an atom.

Had it any value in His
reckoning, do you think
the unbelievers would get
even one sip of water?

This world is only a place
of attainment for us;
therefore gather quickly
provisions for the Return.

In fact, this world is
a book in which you see
inscribed the writings
of God the Almighty.

O do not reject these
allusions of the hujja,
because truth should never
become an abomination.

The Momentum
of Time
By Nasir-i Khusraw

0 you who have been
sleeping at night!
If you have rested,
do not think that time
too has been resting.

Consider that your
personality is always
on the move - do not
think it eats or sleeps
even for a moment!

The momentum of time
and the turning sphere
draws all animals,
by night and day,
to ceaseless motion.


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