Source of the new!

There surely exists a deeper world.
What’s the telling sign you ask?
The renewal of the moments, the passing of the old.

A new day, a new night; new gardens, new life,
every breath brings about fresh insights;
newness is richness, joyfulness.

Where does the new come from?
Where does the old end up?
See past the walls of perception…
experience the boundlessness,
the universe has no beginning, no end!

Like a stream, the universe appears bounded,
yet all flows by…the new arriving fresh…moment by moment,
I wonder…where from?          

~Rumi (Divan-e Shams)


[Translation from Persian: Hamid Homayouni]

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:37+00:00 January 30th, 2013|

4 Comments

  1. Adel Gaballa February 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Very beautiful poetry and many questions that remained to be answered…and yet to be answered for the last 800 years. I am certain that Rumi knew the answers, but will not reveal them.. for he will only reveal the answers to those that he is certain that their heart are empty of those asnwers; and they need such answers. But, those who think that theor bucket is full, he can Rumi pour more into it, though it the buckets are half empty.

  2. Hamid February 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Gracefully said dear Adel.
    Let us empty our buckets from answers, information, judgements, assumptions, buys-ness, …
    Let’s open our hearts and make our buckets full of questions, open questions, forever…as Rumi says:
    “beyond the walls of our perceptions; existence is boundless.”

  3. Reece June 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Great article, just what I wanted to find.

  4. Translation Agency Dubai July 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks for finally talking about >Source of the new!
    ( a poem by Rumi) | InnerChange <Loved it!

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