Friday, April 20, 2007

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BEWILDERMENT / Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

There are many guises for intelligence.
one part of you is gliding in a high
while your more ordinary notions
take little steps and peck at the
Conventional knowledge is death to
our souls,
and it is not really ours.
It is laid on. Yet we keep saying
that we find "rest" in these "beliefs."
We must become ignorant of what we have been taught and instead be bewildered.
Run from what is profitable
and comfortable.
If you drink those liqueurs,
you will spill the springwater of real life.
Distrust anyone who praises you.
Give your investments, money, and the interest on the capital, to those who are actually destitute.
Forget safety. Live where you fear
to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.

I have tried prudent planning
long enough.
From now on, I'll be mad.

Page 168, Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac 2006


Bal Chandra's blog said...

Great blog, hope to see your images from Nepal.

kaweah said...

A brave thought. I hope to live up to it in my own half-ass, cowardly way.

A great blog, by the way. I feel less discomfort now that I understand the name. But is discomfort a bad thing? ...

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