Readings

Podcasts re readings of Mystical poetry from Rumi, Kabir, Hafez. These readings may also include the host's personal reflections re Rumi, Kabir, Hafez poetry or the translators/translations.

RumiTime ... undergoing ReDesign

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RumiTime is undergoing redesign considerations ... so we will not be publishing until the Re Launch.

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RumiTime is undergoing some redesign considerations ... so we will not be publishing every week during December 2010.

Our apologies for any invonvenience ...

Please do stay tuned ...

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Footprints of Saints

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Rumi says ...”The Sufi’s book is not composed of ink and letters: it is naught but a heart white as snow. The scholar’s provisions are the mark of the pen. What are the Sufi’s provisions? The footprints of the Saints.”

The Sufi saint Abu Sa’id wrote: “The path of Sufism consist of taking one step - a step outside yourself toward God.”

Of course, I’d change this this to say “The path of Self Discovery consist of taking one step - a step outside yourself toward God.” ...

So here’s a footprint and a step ...

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Today's Rumi poem is from "A Garden Beyond Paradise, The Mystical Poetry of Rumi, Translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva." As usual, the emphases and repetitions are my literary liberties.

RumiTime is brought to you by ouicast i.e., O U I C A S T.com. ... and is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel:
JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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Nirmala: Why Fear This Moment

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This week's poem is by Nirmala.

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Here’s the original text for the poem:

why fear this moment

when no thoughts come

at last I lie naked

in the arms of experience

why fear this moment

when no words come

at last I find rest

in the lap of silence

why fear this moment

when love finds itself alone

at last I am embraced

by infinity itself

why fear this moment

when judgment falls away

at last my defenses

fail to keep intimacy at bay

why fear this moment

when hope is lost

at last my foolish dreams

are surrendered to perfection

This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is available for free download from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download.

As usual, the emphases and the repetitions in the poem reading are my literary liberties as are
the title additions.

RumiTime is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel: JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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Nirmala: Always Enough

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Seeking inevitably encounters and struggles with understanding, effort, dreaming, and longing ... so here’s Nirmala on what is always enough .... enjoy!

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Here’s the original text for the poem:

my longing was never deep enough

to touch this empty well

my effort was never great enough

to move this unmovable mountain

my understanding was never broad enough

to contain this silent truth

my dreaming was never real enough

to shape this formless presence

nothing is always enough

when nothing is needed

Here’s my take ...

understanding is the endless trap, effort the trickster, dreaming the fascinating distraction ... and longing the exquisite doorway to the everlasting ...

This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is available for free download from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download.

As usual, the emphases and the repetitions in the poem reading are my literary liberties as are
the title additions.

RumiTime is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel: JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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Doors In Metal

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Mystical Poetry is like fine wine ... the first taste draws you in ... and then it gets better and better ... and better .... and then you want even more. So here's one of Rumi's wine of Divine Love.

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This reading is the 2nd half of the poem titled "Doors In Metal" and is from "A Garden Beyond Paradise, The Mystical Poetry of Rumi, Translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva." As usual, the emphases and repetitions are my literary liberties.

RumiTime is brought to you by ouicast i.e., O U I C A S T.com. ... and is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel:
JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

 

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Just a Little OR The Limitless

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This week's RumiTime gem is a poem by Nirmala.

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Here’s the original text for the poem:

die a little

with every disappointment

or find what never dies

and has no preferences

 

try a little

and keep illusion going

or see the futility of effort

and stop pushing on nothing

 

be happy a little

now and then when circumstance allows

or rest in the source of happiness

now, then and always

 

believe a little

that you are someone

or notice there is no separate one

not any limit to being

 

love a little

with half a heart

or let love have it all

filling the heart to overflowing 

This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is available for free download from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download.

As usual, the emphases and the repetitions in the poem reading are my literary liberties.
Also, Nirmala’s poems in this book do not have any titles so the titles are my additions.

RumiTime is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel: JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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One Whisper Of The Beloved

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Today's Rumi poem, "One Whisper Of The Beloved" is from "A Garden Beyond Paradise, The Mystical Poetry of Rumi, Translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva."

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RumiTime is brought to you by ouicast i.e., O U I C A S T.com. ... and is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel:
JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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Nirmala: Memory and This Simple Moment

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This week's RumiTime gem is a poem by Nirmala.

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Here’s the original text for the poem:

endless traces of memory

fill in empty moments

stealing my peace

and robbing my happiness

they can not take the real treasure

beyond peace and happiness

behind every memory

is simple awareness

of this ordinary moment

a body breathing

a mind making comparisons

and yet something more

is always present

this simple moment

a body still breathing

mind still chasing dreams

what is the something more

that fills the ordinary with magic?

the full recognition

of what was always longed for

in the heart

 

This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is available for free download from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download.

As usual, the emphases and the repetitions in the poem reading are my literary liberties.

RumiTime is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel: JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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Become The Beloved

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Today's Rumi gem is from "A Garden Beyond Paradise, The Mystical Poetry of Rumi, Translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva."

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RumiTime is brought to you by ouicast i.e., O U I C A S T.com. ... and is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel:
JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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