Daniel Ladinsky’s beautiful interpretations of 365 soul-nurturing poems—one for every day of the year—by precious Persian lyric poet Hafiz
The poems of Hafiz are masterpieces of sacred poetry that nurture the center, soul, and brain. With discovered perception and a fragile hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the numerous feelings addressed in those verses. His renderings, provided the following in 365 poignant poems—including a bit in line with the translations of Hafiz via Ralph Waldo Emerson—capture the compelling knowledge of 1 of the main respected Sufi poets. Intimate and infrequently religious, those poems are superbly sensuous, playful, wacky, and profound, and supply information for daily life, in addition to deep knowledge to appreciate via an entire life.
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This is not a ‘bad’ level of experience, so do not judge it. ” Like what? What do you mean, 'do things automatically'? “Functions such as growing your hair, blinking your eyes, or beating your heart are examples of things that you do automatically. You don’t sit down and think, “I’ve got to blink my eyes. ’ These things occur--your entire bodily system operates itself--without specific conscious instruction from you. “The subconscious also creates instant solutions to problems. It checks incoming data, then goes into its memory bank and comes up with rapid-fire responses to a myriad of situations, again automatically.
You are already there. You are Home with God always. “You already are where you would seek to be. ” Right now it feels as though we’re going around in circles here. In this conversation, I mean. It feels as if I’m sleepwalking and don’t know where I am. “Not just in this conversation, but in your life. “When you live--or when you die, for that matter--in fear and trepidation, agitated and trembling, not wanting to let go, afraid of what is now in your life, or what is to come, you are demonstrating that you do not know where you are.
The student of mastery is one who always agrees with the experience she is having, even if that experience does not ‘appear’ favorable, because the student of mastery knows that she must have intended it at some level. That ‘knowing’ is what makes it possible for one person to be utterly peaceful and ‘together’ during circumstances that another would find very stressful. “What the student of mastery may not always see is the level of consciousness at which the experience was intended. Yet the student of mastery has no doubt that at some level he is responsible for it.