Friday, September 19, 2008

Why so many souls?

from Meister Eckhart:

Why so many souls?

When were you last really happy?
Let that experience ferment,
bring it to mind once
in a while.

Surely in the genesis of that past moment, when you danced,
you would not have wanted a constable
to have knocked
on your door,

or have said, "You just entered
a restricted ground."

Why are there so many stars and souls,
with no end in sight for them?

Because nothing can interrupt God
when He is having


from "Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West," By Daniel Ladinsky

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