Bismillah – Rumi’s Poem for Eid Al-Adha


It’s a habit of yours to walk slowly.
You hold a grudge for years.
With such heaviness, how can you be modest?
With such attachments, do you expect to arrive anywhere?

Be wide as the air to learn a secret.
Right now you’re equal portions clay
and water, thick mud.

Abraham learned how the sun and moon and the stars all set.
He said, No longer will I try to assign partners for God.

You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave
till it gets to shore.

You need more help than you know.
You’re trying to live your life in open scaffolding.

Say Bismillah, In the name God,
As the priest does with knife when he offers an animal.

Bismillah your old self
to find your real name.

– Jalaladdin Rumi


Ya Haqq!


2 Responses to Bismillah – Rumi’s Poem for Eid Al-Adha

  1. Stranger says:

    Wow Subhallah! just amazing

  2. J C Joshi says:

    Truth is universal…
    Who am I? is the question posed to human beings, and answered as ‘Shivoham”! That is, ‘I’ am the one and only immortal supreme soul SHIV (opposite of VISH, ie, the poison that’s responsible for mortality of all apparent physical forms that appear and disappear time and again)!
    “What is there in a name…”?

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