Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Then I Looked Into My Heart

"I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there; 
I went to the temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, 
but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere… 
I searced on the mountains and in the valleys 
but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. 
I went to the Ka’bah in Mecca, but He was not there either…
I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond their understanding…
Then I looked into my heart and it was there
where He dwelled that I saw Him,
He was nowhere else to be found."

~ Jalal ud-Din Muhammad Rumi, Sufi mystic, 1207-1273