All Colors Become One

The baptism of God is the dyeing vat of Hu,
God’s absoluteness, in which all colors become one.
When the contemplative falls into that vat—
and you say, “Come out,”
He says, “I am the vat. Don’t blame me.”
That “I am the vat”
means the same as “I am God.”
The red-hot iron has taken on the color of fire.
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
“Rumi: Daylight”, Threshold Books, 1994

Published in: on January 18, 2007 at 5:02 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Lovely Rumi🙂 Thank you for posting it. He is a never ending treasure.

    Ya Haqq!

  2. Bush goes ballistic about other countries being evil and dangerous, because they have weapons of mass destruction. But, he insists on building up even a more deadly supply of nuclear arms right here in the US. What do you think? Why has bush turned our country from a country of hope and prosperity to a country of belligerence and fear.
    What happened to us, people? When did we become such lemmings?
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

  3. Antibush, your views are quite sane and with the tide turning against senseless policies of the current administration, I see signs of hope for the US, its citizens and the world..

  4. DEAR MR RUMI ,
    I LIVE IN LAHORE AND WOULD LIKE TO MEET YOU: KINDLY LET ME KNOW YOUR CONTACT INFO
    THANK YOU
    PS.
    LOVE YOUR PAGE


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