In a Body Three Yards Long

Peace, one and all…


‘You seek knowledge from books, ridiculous!
You seek pleasure from sweets, ridiculous!
You are the sea of knowledge hidden in a dewdrop;
you are the universe hidden in a body three yards long’
(Masnavi 5.3578-3579, trans. Shaykh Kabir Helminski)


6 thoughts on “In a Body Three Yards Long

  1. Brother Abdur,

    As you know, I was a prolific and faithful blogger for quite a while, but over that last two years I have been 99% off and 1% on. In part this has been due to the stresses of changing life circumstances. It has also been because the restrictive nature of writing can be frustrating when compared to the dynamics of in-person communication.

    Lately, I have been applying my (very) limited blogging efforts at a Ning site called Hidden Recess. With a Sufi-based flavor, its founder’s stated purpose is to both allow people from all mystical paths to have a voice, regardless of their ‘experience’ level, as well as to show that all mystical paths have commonality.Some of the dynamics there have encouraged me to ‘take up the pen’ yet again, and so I am rolling out my revised Eternal Awareness site on Ning.

    Please accept my invitation to join.


  2. There is a Persian proverb: “Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond.”

  3. Peace Brother Mark,

    It’s really nice to hear from you. As you will by now already know, I’ve taken you up on your invitation. I look forward to some interesting conversations.

    God bless you always.

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