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11

 

A GHAZAL

 

by Meher Baba – 1947  

 

Translated from the Persian by FARHAD SHAFA*

 

 

Though the embodiment of Truth, oblivious and asleep, YOU WERE

Thus in search of awareness, conscious and awake, YOU BECAME

 

The seeker and the guide, YOU ARE

The lover and the mast, YOU ARE

The Testament to God, nay Adam itself, YOU ARE

Lo, as the Avatar; YOU CAME

 

To behold Thy self, the whole and the parts, YOU BECAME

Thus in the multitude of shapes, towards the Baazar, YOU CAME

 

Gnosis on the path, in Truth is but YOU

In Fana and in Baka, manifested, YOU CAME

 

You became the ONE, you remained the ONE

Yet towards the many, even again, YOU CAME

 

You drowned in the ocean, though from the morn of time

The ocean itself, YOU WERE

Your own lover you became, to as the Beloved, YOU CAME

 

Many an age you struggled, in the sea of "Come and Go"

Till at last as man, captured in the waves, YOU BECAME

 

Good and Bad became the watchman of the soul

While reason and knowledge the heart's enchantress, BECAME

Beware, the cause of this affliction, your deeds themselves BECAME

 

 

*Ghazal by Baba Aloba wrote out for Dot Pierpont [Cooper] in Persian and read together in Farsi. Later, she shared it with Farhad and he translated it into English for the Awakener. - Dot to webmaster-JK, 3-28-12.

 

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