Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The water you want

Someone may be clairvoyant,
able to see the future,
and yet have very little wisdom.

Like the man
who saw water in his dream,
and began leading everyone
toward the mirage.

I am the one with heart-vision.
I have torn open the veil.

So they set out with him
inside the dream,
while he is actually sleeping
beside a river of pure water.

Any search moves away from the spot
where the object of the quest is.

Sleep deeply wherever you are on the way.
Maybe some traveler will wake you.

Give up subtle thinking, the twofold, threefold 
multiplication of mistakes.

Listen to the sound of waves within you.

You are dreaming your thirst
when the water you want
is inside the big vein on your neck.

-- Rumi

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