Text von "Only Breath"
"Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu,
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any
origin story. My place is the placeless, the trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being."
Mehr über den islamischen Mystiker Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi
"Only Breath" from The Essential Rumi translations by Coleman Barks
(gesprochen von Coleman Barks)