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

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4 Responses to You are the Veil

  1. h baker says:

    Thank you.


  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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