A Lifetime Has Passed

Peace, one and all…

In these one,
three days
a lifetime has passed,
like cascading waters
or wind gusting over the plains.
But regret for two days
never comes to mind:
the one that hasn’t arrived
and the one that long since passed

Omar Khayyam, Source


2 thoughts on “A Lifetime Has Passed

  1. I have two ways of loving You: A selfish one/And another way that is worthy of You.::::In my selfish love, I remember You–and You alone./In that other love, You lift Your veil: And let me feast my eyes on Your Living Face.::::::–That I remember You always,–or that I see You, face-to-face,– No credit to me, in either: The credit, is to You, in both.
    –attributed to Rabi’a al-Adawiyya (d. circa 801 AD); Little is known of her “actual” life; most is an admixture of “shaky ‘facts'” and hagiography. Be that as it may, Rabi’a is considered a model of ascetic purity, a renunciate who never married, lived in “Spartan” conditions, and, according to legend, never truly slept:–she remained, constantly, in a state of perpetual zhikr (zhikr ad-da’im), a state of total “fixity” on Allah. Destur. Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. Amin, Amin.

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