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Your Door Is Open

Your Door Is Open

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Eyes are at rest, the stars are setting.

Hushed are the stirrings of birds in their nests,

Of monsters in the ocean.

You are the Just who knows no change,

The Balance that can never swerve,

The Eternal which never passes away.

The doors of Kings are bolted now and guarded by soldiers.

Your Door is open to all who call upon You.

My Lord,

Each love is now alone with his beloved.

And I am alone with You.

Image above (and on front-page mastheads):”Pieta-Beloved” © 2011 Janet McKenzie www.janetmckenzie.com

Words above by Rabia al Basri

From Perfume of the Desert – Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom

Edited: A. Harvey and E. Hanut

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Ann Fontaine

Love Rabi’a. And the art by Janet McKenzie.

My favorite from Rabia is –

O God! If I worship You for fear of Hell, burn me in Hell,

and if I worship You in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise.

But if I worship You for Your Own sake,

grudge me not Your everlasting Beauty.”

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