Hafiz

Tripping over Joy

What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?

The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

that the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear,
I’m afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.

–Hafiz

2 responses to this post.

  1. i am deaf my name is hafiz
    i am from afghanistan and i am student

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  2. Posted by laurabruno on April 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Welcome. 🙂

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