Sanai : When He admits you to His presence

Hakim Sanai (1080 – 1140? CE) was a court poet in southern Afghanistan until an unusual event turned him toward the spiritual path. He is considered one of the greatest of the Persian Sufi poets. For more about him, see this post.

When he admits you to his presence
ask from him nothing other than himself.
When he has chosen you for a friend,
you have seen all that there is to see.
There’s no duality in the world of love:
what’s all this talk of ‘you’ and ‘me’?
How can you fill a cup that’s full already?

Translation D.L. Pendlebury

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