Sunday, April 29, 2007

Love

'The loving devotion to the Lord does not come by
one's own efforts ,even though we may long for it.
This cup of loving devotion belongs to our Lord and Master;
He gives it to whomever He likes'



Taken from Shri Guru Granth Sahib
Shlokas of Baba Shaykh Fareed Jee

2 comments:

irving said...

How true, dear Sister :) It was also said about Union with God:

"Although Union with the Beloved Is never given as a reward for one's efforts, Strive, O heart, as much as you are able."
- Hafez

Abdur Rahman said...

Salaams Priya,

A really profound poem. Thank you. I wrote this and thought I'd post it here too.

Just Be in Love

Forget all that cleverness,
just be in Love.

Forget all those pretences,
just be in Love.

Let your Self open slowly into this sunlit field
and the forests will stand to attention before you.

Receive each new gift in stillness and remembrance.
Let all that weary narrowness fall away

When you reach forth into Love,
even admonitions arrive sealed with a kiss.

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman