The Heart of the Matter
September 06, 2011
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 am afraid you still think
you have a thousand serious moves."

- Hafiz (from I Heard God Laughing)


Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at September 6, 2011 08:20 PM


That's it exactly! Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by: Joyce [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 17, 2010 07:09 AM

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