Bewilderment . . . a poem by Rumi . . . that speaks of the value of knowledge . . . and ties in with #48 in the Tao Te Ching

Bewilderment

There are many guises for intelligence.
One part of you is gliding in a high windstream,
while your ore ordinary notions
take little steps and peck at the ground.

Conventional knowledge is death to our souls,
and it is not really ours. It is laid on.
Yet we keep saying we find ‘rest’ in these ‘beliefs’.

We must become ignorant of what we have been taught
and be instead bewildered.

Run from what is profitable and comfortable.
Distrust anyone who praises you.
Give your investment money, and the interest
on the capital, to those who are actually destitute.

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
I have tried prudent planning long enough.
From now on, I’ll be mad.

– Rumi

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One Response to Bewilderment . . . a poem by Rumi . . . that speaks of the value of knowledge . . . and ties in with #48 in the Tao Te Ching

  1. janstring says:

    I think Rumi says it all about how I am feeling today. I have never experienced such bewilderment before at all the levels of life. I feel a surety in myself but everything else is free flowing at the momement. I am bewildered!

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