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Posted by on May 31, 2007

An additional note on prayer

This poem captures a lot of what I was stumbling about in an earlier post trying to explain. Prayer is like the following for me; it leads me places I never imagined and it, along with sefless love, is a pure act of devotion and a wonderful tool for moral navigation in this life.

The poet is Ibn Arabi and a few of the lines seem extremely topical for the present age. If you want to learn more about the man, go to the following website. Very interesting fellow.


Wonder, A garden among the flames!

My heart can take on any form:

A meadow for gazelles,

A cloister for monks,

For the idols, sacred ground, Ka’ba for the circling pilgrim,

The tables of the Torah,

The scrolls of the Quran.

My creed is Love;

Wherever its caravan turns along the way,

That is my belief, My faith. – Ibn Arabi
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