THE SECOND TABLE
[The Table indicating the reality of the world of
the people of guidance, those with easy hearts.]
Then the heedlessness passed, -- And I saw the light of truth clearly.
Existence became the proof of God; -- See, life is the mirror of God.
The mind became the key to treasuries. -- See, transience is the door to permanence.
The spark of perfection died, -- But, behold the Sun of Beauty!
Separation became true union; -- See, pain is pure pleasure.
Life became pure action; -- See, eternity is pure life.
Darkness became the container of light; -- See, there is true life in death.
All things became familiar; -- See, all sounds are the mentioning of God.
All the atoms in existence – -- See, each recites God’s praises
and extols Him.
I found poverty to be a treasury of
wealth; -- See, in impotence is perfect strength.
If you find God, -- See, all things are yours.
If you are the slave of the Owner of
All Things, -- See, His property is yours.
If you are arrogant and claim to
own yourself, -- See, it is trial and tribulation without end;
Experience its boundless torment; -- See, it is a calamity most crushing.
If you are a true slave of God, -- See, it is a limitless pleasure and ease.
Taste its uncountable rewards, -- Experience its infinite happiness...
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