Monday, June 11, 2018

The Gorgeous One . . .

. . . of Whom Only Our Ecstasies Really Speak

Writes Daniel Ladinsky in the introduction to his book, Love Poems from God . . .

Meher Baba once wrote, "Love and understanding never condemn but always seek to help and encourage." His words do justice to a Divine Higher Power and could be a kind of litmus test we use before we imbibe any doctrine, for what we believe surely affects us, and affects all we are connected to. And are we not connected to everything? Love does not threaten or forbid, love does not restrain our wondrous spirits or enact prohibitions. I think God loves bootleggers – defiant poets who ferment the air as they sing and lift the corners of our mouths. Words about God should never bore because God is the opposite of boring. And what we say about the Gorgeous One should make Him appear a knockout. Whoever made this universe is a Wild Guy. I think only our ecstasies offer any real clues about Him.

– Daniel Ladinsky
Excerpted from Love Poems from God
Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

pp. xiii-xiv

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Meeting (and Embodying) the Lover God
Beloved and Antlered
Vessels of the Holy
"Make Us Lovers, God of Love"
No Altar More Sacred
An Erotic Encounter with the Divine
Redemption in the Sensuousness of the Moment
Sometimes I Wonder . . .

Image: "Shiva" (Model: Paulo Pascoal; Photographer: Francisco Martins.)

1 comment:

Katie said...

I love it!!!

Enjoying the sunset this night, that the Most Gorgeous One has wildly splashed onto the canvas of the sky for His Beloveds!