Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Path of Love

This sermon is based on a poetic excerpt from Ibn Arabi (1165‐1240). He was a Sunni Sufi Muslim mystic and philosopher who was born in the Muslim‐controlled Iberian Peninsula and lived in Spain from the ages of 8‐35, when he made a pilgrimage to Mecca. The poem is in Arabi’s book Tarjuman al‐Ashwaq or “Interpreter of All Desires.”

The poem:

My heart has become capable of every form
It is a pasture for gazelles,
And a monastery for Christian monks,
And a temple for idols,
And a Ka'aba of the pilgrims,
And the tablets of the Torah,
And the book of the Koran.
I follow the religion of Love:
Whatever path Love's camel takes

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