An option to reduce suffering

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Hafiz, the great sufi poet, taught well.

 

 

If You Don’t Stop That


I used to live in

A cramped house with confusion

And pain.


But then I met the Friend

And started getting drunk

And singing all

Night.


Confusion and Pain

Started acting nasty,

Making threats,

With talk like this,


“If you don’t stop ‘that’ –

All that fun –


We’re

Leaving.”

 

 

AND…..

 

Find A Better Job


Now

That

All your worry

Has proved such an

Unlucrative

Business,

Why

Not

Find a better

Job.

 

 

AND…

 

Buttering the Sky


Slipping

On my shoes,

Boiling water,

Toasting bread,

Buttering the sky:

That should be enough contact

With God in one day

To make anyone

Crazy.

 

AND…

 

Elegance


It

Is not easy

To stop thinking ill

Of others.


Usually one must enter into a friendship

With a person


Who has accomplished that great feat himself.

Then


Something

Might start to rub off on you

Of that

 

True

Elegance.

 

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