Shuck and Jive

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Meaning of Life, Part 24

The great religions are ships,
Poets the life boats.
Every sane person I know
Has jumped overboard!
That is good for business,
Isn’t it,

The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, trans. Daniel Ladinsky

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite books. Right now I'm immersing myself in Rumi through a Spirituality & Practice online retreat, LOVE's UNIVERSE. A twentieth century Sufi, Hazrat Inayat Khan, is fantastic.

    He is responsible for the Ten Sufi Thoughts which shows that all of the wisdom traditions have much in common. Go to >

    love, john + + "Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." -- Martin Luther King, Jr. (the speech containing this famous quote is found at