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Gharib Nawaz: The Second Jesus

Gharib Nawaz: The Second Jesus
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O Lord, it's me: blanked out in divine light
and become a horizon of rays flashing from the Essence.

My every atom yearned for vision
till I fell drunk on the manifestations of lordship.

Love polished the rust from my heart's mirror
till I began to see the mysteries;

I emerged from the darkness of my existence
and became what I am (you know me) from the Light of Being:

blackened like charcoal dark soul's smoke
but mixed with love fires and illumined.

Some say the path is difficult;
God forgive them! I went so easily:

The Holy Spirit breathes his every breath into Mo'in--
who knows? Maybe I'm the second Jesus.

Gharib Nawaz)
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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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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