O God, Your mercy is a boundless ocean

by Sharafuddin Maneri

English version by Paul Jackson


O God, Your mercy is a boundless ocean:
I would be satisfied with only one drop of it.
If the impurity of all sinful creatures
Were to be immersed but once in that vast expanse,
It would not darken such a timeless ocean:
Rather, the work of the world would turn into light!

-- from Sharafuddin Maneri: The Hundred Letters (Classics of Western Spirituality), by Sharafuddin Maneri / Edited by Paul Jackson

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O God, Your mercy