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That sense of separation -- separation from God, separation from Source, separation from Home -- is the fundamental pain of the soul. Every life pain, when we really trace its tendrils, reaches down to that root pain. The basic belief of separation for the Eternal. Every hunger, every craving, is an attempt to spread a thin layer of pleasure over that pain. Every self-inflicted hurt is an attempt to overpower that great ache with the sharp intensity of the moment. Most actions, when carefully dissected, are an attempt to distract ourselves from that terrible emptiness.
Poems with the theme of Separation
|Brabazon, Francis Dawn is a Friend|
|Bulleh Shah I have been pierced by the arrow of love, what shall I do ?|
|Bulleh Shah What a carefree game He plays!|
|Hallaj, Mansur al- You Went Away but Remained in Me|
|Iraqi, Fakhruddin I want Union with Him|
|Islam, Nazrul Let's Meet Hereafter!|
|Kabir The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright:|
|Kerouac, Jack The Scripture of the Golden Eternity|
|Meher Baba The Beloved's Face|
|Novalis Uplifted is the stone|
|Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin By the God who was in pre-eternity living and moving and omnipotent, everlasting|
|Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Seeking the Source|
|Tagore, Rabindranath (84) It is the pang of separation that spreads throughout the world (from Gitanjali)|
|Tsogyel, Yeshe Now until the dualistic identity mind melts and dissolves|
|Yogananda, Paramahansa God! God! God!|
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