Nobody Walks in Kuwait

Break Those Chains!
April 14, 2007, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Spiritual Corner

And now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s once again time to take a break from the daily rush of life, and step into the Spiritual Corner

Sever the chains of the ego. Set yourself free and witness the bright essence of your inner being. Discover within your heart the wisdom of a prophet without books, without teachers, and without prudence.

-Rumi, “The Life and Thought of Rumi”

Ahhhh! Don’t you feel better now? So refreshing! 🙂

How is the World a Test?
April 1, 2007, 9:36 am
Filed under: Spiritual Corner

 And now, it’s time for the Spiritual Corner…We will start with the wise words of Rumi, Muslim mystic:

The pleasures of this world are delightful
from a distance before the actual test.
From a distance they appear to be refreshing water,
but when you approach them, you find they are a mirage.
The world’s bait is visible, but the trap is hidden:
at first sight, the world’s favors seem sweet.

-Mathnawi [VI, 316-317; 321]

From “Jewels of Remembrance,” by Rumi, selected and translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski, © 1996. By arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston,

Ah, how true, how true!  Beware of the mirages in life, be they people, places, material things…