You are the Veil

O, friend! Nobody veils you, but yourself.
In your path there is no thorn or weed, but yourself.
You said: Shall I reach the Beloved or not?
Between you and the Beloved there is nobody, but yourself.

 Awhadoddin Kermani

How long will you keep pounding on an open door
Begging for someone to open it?

– Rabi’a  al-‘Adawiyya

4 Responses to You are the Veil

  1. h baker says:

    Thank you.

    hakim

  2. Abbas says:

    Nice poem. I liked the first one, especially mashaAllah. Reminds me of the all mighty ego :)

  3. Salaam Dear Hakin and Abbas:
    Thank you for stopping by :) And indeed the ego blocks every spiritual path. All we have to do is learn to get out of our own way.

    Simple, eh? :)

  4. isaiah says:

    We seem to do a perfect job of getting in our own way, fumbling, and making a mess of things!

    Yes, it really is this simple. Isn’t it?

    Blessings Irving. Thanks you for your many gracious visits to my site. Peace unto you.

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