God Realization

The Golden Wine
We are just the midair flight
of golden wine between His
Pitcher and His Cup.



A Great Pilgrimage
I felt in need of
a great pilgrimage
so I sat still for three days
and God came to me.


Once a Young Woman
Said to Me

Once a young woman said to me, "Hafiz, what is the sign of someone who knows God?"
I became very quiet and looked deep into her eyes and replied,
My dear, they have dropped the knife. Someone who knows God has dropped the cruel knife that most so often use upon their tender self and others."

Translated by Daniel Ladinsky