The Image of Existenceby Javad Nurbakhsh
Original Language Persian/Farsi & English
Come, so we can wash away the image of existence
and no longer speak of 'I' and 'we'.
Come, and like us let your thoughts pass away;
forget both worlds and be silent.
Come, but beware of the shame of knowing
send those endless lines of learning from your head.
Come, so we can cast far away all sayable things
and blind our eyes to all there is to see.
Come, we will be strangers to all
and seem mad in the eyes of the intellectuals.
Come, we'll empty ourselves of self
and leave behind the disgrace of îI'.
Come, and welcome un-fulfillment,
for we do not suppose our self's desires to be the goal.
Come, and be drowned in the Ocean of Unity,
free from all thoughts of union and separation.
As this world is not even worth a grain of sand,
other than what is old and new, it is nothing.