Stunning beauty – ‘My heart has come to harbor every form’ – please help us

Do you know of any passages from the world’s scriptures that express the Oneness beyond the apparent differences in the worlds spiritual paths?

We have One such passage from Sufism but we need similar passages from Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Baha’i

Dr Frank Lewis who teaches at the Uni of Chicago has given us a new translation of a poem by Ibn Arabi.

Don’t miss this sung version here –

Dr Lewis tells us that many think that the last ‘stanza’ encapsulates the essence of Sufism – see HERE. It is also therefore ideal to express the essence of Oneness in our One Garden groups – see HERE (please ‘like’ the page to give it support)

My heart has come to harbor every form:

A pasture for gazelles – hermitage for monks

Pagoda for idols – Kaaba for pilgrims

Tablets for Torah – codex for Koran.

I follow Love’s religion, wherever

its camels turn. Love is my faith and creed!

……… NB go to full version- HERE.

–translated Franklin Lewis 2010

Ibn Arabi and the erotic landscapes of mystic love by Franklin Lewis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at¬e_id=413863248411&id=1041909607.


Amina Alaoui, the Moroccan singer, performs the last lines of the poem:

A Spanish version of the end of the poem is performed here, en estilo flamenco:

And a longer, but not complete selection of the poem from Ensemble d’Ibn Arabi:

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