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Binavi Badakhshani: I became water

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Binavi Badakhshani: I became water
 
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I became water
     and saw myself
     a mirage
became an ocean
     saw myself a speck
     of foam
gained Awareness
     saw that all is but
     forgetfulness
woke up
     and found myself
     asleep.

(Binavi Badakhshani)

 

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Source and Recommended Reading:

'The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry'
By Peter Lamborn Wilson (Translator), Nasrollah Pourjavady (Translator)

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Description:

Lovers of Rumi and Hafez will find this volume an excellent means to deepening their understanding of Sufism and Sufi poetry. Stages of spiritual unfoldment are viewed through the works of 33 poets.
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