Rumi - Misc - Every image you see

Identifier

014458

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Rumi

Every image you see
Is the image of placeless firmament;
If the form perishes no matter
Since the origin is permanent.

Every face you see,
Whatever you hear;
Grieve not when they vanish
For it is not as they appear.

Since the spring-head is eternal
Its branch forever shall flow;
Since neither can cease.
Why do you grieve, fellow?!

Look at the soul as fountain,
And these creations as its streams;
While the fountain flows
The water flows from streams.

Forget your grief and drink water
Flowing from this spring;
Worry not about its survival,
This water is everlasting.

From the moment you entered
Into this world of being;
A ladder was placed
Before you for escaping.

First you were lifeless,
Then you changed into plant;
Then you became animal;
Why is this secret to you or vacant?

Then you were changed into man,
With knowledge, reason and faith;
Behold how rosy is the body
Which from dust has been made.

When you pass the human stage
Surely you'll turn angel, even
After that, done with earth
Your place will be in the heaven.

Pass the angelic stage again
And enter that ocean main;
So your drop can expand
Hundred times the Sea of Oman.

The source of the experience

Rumi, Jalaladdin

Concepts and Symbols used in the text or image

Death
Higher spirit
Form
Spirit
Rivers and streams
Fountain
Waterfall
Water
Spirit input
Ladder
Dust
Reincarnation
Angel
Ocean and sea

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