Why fear?

Graceful Morning

I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e’er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, To Him we shall return.

— Rumi

(Picture by h.koppdelaney)

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2 thoughts on “Why fear?

  1. Great Lines. So Soothing and reflective. All that we worry about we worry for nothing really. This understanding is the KEY. We enter free, and we exit free, In between we are otherwise. This is the MALADY. Knowledge is freedom and that alone is . Thanks . Umamaheswaran

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