Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Your Soul Is The Source

Think of your soul as the source and created things as springs.
While the source exists, the springs continually flow...
From mineral substance you were transformed to plant,
and later to animal. How could this be hidden?
Afterwards, as a human being, 
you developed knowledge, consciousness, faith.
See how this body has risen from the dust like a rose?
When you have walked on from human you will be an angel...
Pass, then from the angelic and enter the Sea.
Your drop will merge with a hundred Seas of Oman...
Although your body has aged, your soul has become young.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī (Rumi), Sufi mystic (1207-1273)