Monday, 29 August 2011

Every Child Has Known God...

Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don'ts,
Not the God who ever does anything weird,
But the God who knows only fours words, and keeps repeating them, saying...
"Come dance with me... come dance with me..."

~ Hafiz

(Another personal favorite!!)

Anywhere I go, I meet myself

Today I experienced the truth behind these words... :) (A MUST remember!!!)

Saturday, 27 August 2011


"Ever since Happiness heard your name, It's been running
through the streets, Trying to find you."

~ Hafiz

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Love Stories...

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along.

From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks

(Wow! Just how beautiful is that...) :)

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

No More Leaving ~ Hafiz

Some point
Your relationship
With God
Become like this:

Next time you meet Him in the forest
Or on a crowded city street
There won't be anymore

That is,
God will climb into
Your pocket.
You will simply just take

(The true essence of prayer... be one with God.... or maybe... BE God... )

I Have Learned So Much ~ Hafiz

So much from God
That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of Itself
With me
That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even a pure Soul.

Love has
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
And freed
Of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.

From: 'The Gift'

Monday, 8 August 2011

Growing Pains... :)

Dark room, Cluedo, Monopoly, Uno, Plot 4, 3-2-5, Court Piece, hop scotch, midnight snacks, stories and tales, looooong letters, parting gifts, hide 'n' seek, building that "wildlife sanctuary" and those "guards" in woolen hats (lol) and getting Dadi Ma to "inaugurate it", afternoon snacks, stealing matthi-achaar and Orange Rasna from Nani Ma's "impossible-to-reach" snack cupboards, playing dress-up, endless giggling and teasing over boys/ girls and latest crushes, bullying the younger ones and making them run errands, fabulous summer vacations... Boy!!! What a fabulous childhood!!! :D


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Sun Never Says...

Even after all this time

The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.

~ Hafiz

I love how beautifully Hafiz has captured the essence of “unconditional love” and its magic…