Saturday, April 14, 2007

Rumi knew everything

From a marvelous podcast interview of Coleman Barks, a gifted translator of poetry by Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-73):

...not until faithfulness turns to betrayal
and betrayal into trust
can any human being
become part of the Truth.


Coleman Barks: "Until betrayal, love offered is conditional; and only when betrayed and love is extended even so, do you leave the Garden of Eden..."