Friday, September 4, 2009

From Kabir...

"Friend, hope for the guest while you are alive.
Jump into experience while you are alive.
Think and think while you are alive.
What you call 'salvation' belongs to the time before death.
If you don't break your ropes while you are alive, 
do you think ghosts will do it after?
The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic
just because the body is rotten -
that is all fantasy.
What is found now is found then.
If you find nothing now,
you will simply end up with an apartment in the city of death.
And if you make love with the Divine now, 
in the next life you will have the face of satisfied desire.
So plunge into the truth, 
find out who the teacher is, 
Believe in the great sound!"

2 comments:

Ganga Fondan said...

One of my favoite Kabir quotes. :)

tall penguin said...

Great minds think alike. :)