The Son of the Moment

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The sufi is the son of the Moment, O companion! Saying ‘tomorrow’ is not among the conditions for (being on) the Path.
Rumi, from the Mathnawi 1:133

The Sufi is of the River, not of time, for ‘with God is neither morn nor eve’: there the past and the future and time without beginning and time without end do not exist … He (the Sufi) is son of that ‘moment’ by which is to be understood only a denial of the divisions of times, just as ‘God is One’ is to be understood only as a denial of duality, not as a description of the true nature of Unity.Ananda Coomaraswamy

Ya Haqq!

Note: This most intriguing and subtle distinction is reposted with thanks from the Mystic Saint blog.

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2 Responses to The Son of the Moment

  1. Lat says:

    Such beautiful words! Love Rumi!

  2. This is intriguing, Brother Irving.

    I found these statement to be similar to Zen and Tao teaching; a proof that beyond difference in practical form of religions, there is only one spirituality–One God, Oneness :)

    Thanks for posting this :)

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