Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday night grateful moment

The Net of Gratitude

Giving thanks for abundance
is sweeter than the abundance itself:
Should one who is absorbed with the Generous One
be distracted by the gift?
Thankfulness is the soul of beneficence;
abundance is but the husk,
for thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.
Abundance yields heedlessness;
thankfulness brings alertness:
hunt for bounty with the net of gratitude.

-Rumi
as translated by Kabir Helminski and Camille Helminski

3 comments:

  1. good thoughts to retire from the day on. thanks.

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  2. Throwing out my net of gratitude...thank you.

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