Nonexistence

by Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani

English version by Peter Lamborn Wilson and Nasrollah Pourjavady
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Nonexistence
within existence
is my Rule
getting lost
in getting lost
my Religion.

-- from The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry, Translated by Peter Lamborn Wilson / Translated by Nasrollah Pourjavady

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

I like this terse poem by Hamadani.

A few lines of a wry word game is all it takes to point out how the illusion of separate, individual existence falls away in the deepest realization.



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The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition Tales of the Dervishes: Teaching Stories of the Sufi Masters over the Past Thousand Years





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