A Still Cupby Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)
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To make love,
For the divine alchemy to work,
The Pitcher needs a still cup.
Ask Hafiz to say
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|-- from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, by Daniel Ladinsky|
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.
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