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The Knife of 'There Is No God but God'


The Knife

A thousand thought-desires haunt you

Like tentacles reaching out of the ether
From the center of the self, crawling outwards

This whole creative process of mental objects
From inception, to conclusion
Watching the sun set on each and every scenario
This 'living in the mind' is also called
'Following the dog of desire'
Or 'eating the brains of an ass'

The knife of the inner meaning of "There is no god but God"
Can carve a holy circle, like a master surgeon
Setting you free from all fetters of wayward thought
bringing you back to the serene waters

Surrender your mind on the Way of Truth
And behold!
The One desire to rule them all
The One need to satisfy them all
The One love to trump them all

You may choose to not pay heed
And continue your days in anguish and misery
But the day of decay approaches
And the choice must be made
A life can either be fully spiritual
Or not at all

Stop jumping back and forth between
so many masters.
Stop peddling your goods to every purchaser


© 2019 Mo Durrani


manatita44 from london on November 17, 2019:


Tremendous promise here

You seem to be following your star! Glory be!

Mo Durrani (author) from Surrey, B.C., Canada on November 17, 2019:

Harsh, certainly. I pull no punches when it comes to conversation with self. One must be their own harshest critic as well as one's most trusted lover.

Some conversations leak through and get shared. This is more to evoke a deeper look into oneself, for one willing to do so - not a sermon or a targeted assault.

Most of my words in retrospect, if you check my profile, are gentler when the audience is being targeted.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on November 17, 2019:

Nice. Fits in pretty good for where I'm at. Haha!! Cheers!

P.S. And I really, really like that knife. I actually have a deer antler which is perfect for a handle and I also have a sharp mohogany obsidian "blade". I might actually put them together after seeing this picture.Thanks.

manatita44 from london on November 17, 2019:

Deep! Yet sublime.

Make it less harsh. Add more Love and bathe it in the cup of sacrifice. Yield to a continued Silence ... continue to see the Spirit in all things.

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