A Still Cup

by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)


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For
God
To make love,
For the divine alchemy to work,
The Pitcher needs a still cup.
Why
Ask Hafiz to say
Anything more about
Your most
Vital
Requirement?

-- from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, by Daniel Ladinsky

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

And what is the "still cup" that Hafiz says is needed?

The cup is the individual awareness. Our minds must be profoundly still, unagitated, for God -- the "Pitcher" -- to pour the nectar of bliss into each of us as individual containers of the divine.



Recommended Books: Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz





A Still Cup