Essays on Islám

S.P.C.K. Departmentôt, 1901 - 267 Seiten

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Seite 45 - That each, who seems a separate whole, Should move his rounds, and fusing all The skirts of self again, should fall Remerging in the general Soul, Is faith as vague as all unsweet: Eternal form shall still divide The eternal soul from all beside; And I shall know him when we meet...
Seite 172 - I seek refuge in the Lord of men, the King of men, the God of men, from the evil of the whisperer, who slinks off, who whispers into the hearts of men!-from ginns and men!
Seite 17 - Life of Life ! thy lips enkindle With their love the breath between them ; And thy smiles before they dwindle Make the cold air fire; then screen them In those looks, where whoso gazes Faints, entangled in their mazes.
Seite 15 - Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays.
Seite 5 - I was a hidden treasure and I desired to be known, so I created the creation in order that I might be known.
Seite 31 - I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I : We are two spirits dwelling in one body. If thou seest me, thou seest Him, And if thou seest Him, thou seest us both.
Seite 66 - The thralls of yearning love constrain in the bonds of pain and calamity These broken-hearted lovers of thine to yield their lives in their zeal for thee. Though with sword in hand my Darling stand with intent to slay, though I sinless be, If it pleases him, this tyrant's whim, I am well content with his tyranny. As in sleep I lay at the...
Seite 139 - I testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah'.
Seite 19 - To lift the smothering weight from off my breast? It were a vain endeavour, Though I should gaze for ever On that green light that lingers in the west: I may not hope from outward forms to win 45 The passion and the life, whose fountains are within.
Seite 94 - ... hair and beard flowing down in indistinguishable luxuriance almost to the waist seemed to belie. No need to ask in whose presence I stood, as I bowed myself before one who is the object of a devotion and love which kings might envy and emperors sigh for in vain!

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