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Episode Two Hundred Six, Dogs Love

Passion for satisfaction generally begins and ends at the threshold of the carnal. Hafiz suggests that our enthusiasm needs to embrace unearthly delights with as much fervor as these fevers hard wired in our bodies. Frankly, I think a new schematic might be required for people to get this heated over spiritual ecstasies. Even with knowing that the thrilling scope of such an enlightened state far exceeds any temporal experience in scale, it is not going to mean much to those who have not tasted that for themselves. It will mean even less to those who hold fast their need for speed because deep passions are cultivated over time.

Thank you for listening.

Music: Speak of the devil and you will find a hymn. Stone Temple Pilots, Plush.

The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz (including an addendum regarding the authenticity of these poems) can be found here. Also, my thoughts on this series a year into these poems, HERE.

The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.

My book can be purchased HERE. E-book HERE. The Season Two blogcasts with audio excerpts from my book begin HERE: in Behind The Lines. This reading of the book excerpts in a mixed media format is Season Two of this blog. These recorded excerpts are outside the chronological order in which the book was written. Podcasts with audio only beginning with episode 22 can be found HERE.


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