Take one step outside yourself: the whole Path lasts no longer than a step.
(Shah Nimatullah Wali)
'The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry'
By Peter Lamborn Wilson (Translator), Nasrollah Pourjavady (Translator)
Lovers of Rumi and Hafez will find this volume an excellent means to deepening their understanding of Sufism and Sufi poetry. Stages of spiritual unfoldment are viewed through the works of 33 poets.
"An excellent selection from some of the greatest Persian masters of Sufi poetry including Rumi , Jami, Shabestari, Nasimi, Eraqi, Attar and more. Exquisitely translated. The commentary by Peter Lamborn Wilson and Nasrollah Pourjavady is also top notch.
'You must take these poems as mirrors; for you know that the mirror has no form of itself, but rather reflects the face of anyone who looks in it. Just so a poem has no one particular meaning of itself , but presents to each reader his state of the moment and the completeness of his case.' Ayn al-Qazat Hamadani"