Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya

A Quote by Rabi'a Al-'Adawiyya on mysticism, god, and sufi poetry

I carry a torch in one hand
and a bucket of water in the other
with these things
I am going to set fire to Heaven
and put out the flames of Hell
so that voyagers to God
can rip the veils
and see the real goal.   

Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya

Source: http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/R/RabiaAlAdawi/index.htm

Contributed by: Julie

A Quote by Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya on experiencing pi

The one who explains, lies.
How can you describe
the true form of Something
In whose presence you are blotted out?
And in whose being you still exist?

Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya

Contributed by: starlight

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