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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 placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body nor 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 thatbreath breathing human being.

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 placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body nor 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 thatbreath breathing human being.

Source

Source type: Book
The Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks
Page Page 32
Published by HarperCollins , New York, NY , 1997
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Rumi-Jalal-al-Din/dp/0062509594/ref=ed_oe_p
Contribution #1137

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Source type: Book
The Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks
Page Page 32
Published by HarperCollins , New York, NY , 1997
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Rumi-Jalal-al-Din/dp/0062509594/ref=ed_oe_p
Contribution #1137