SUFI POEMS: “The Truth fills the world” by Yunus Emre


“The Truth fills the world”


The Truth fills the world,
but to whom is Truth known?
You ask so much of It,
but It isn’t separate from yourself.

You believe in the world,
you claim your daily bread as your own.
How long will you keep up your lie?
You know it’s not like that.

It’s a long way to the other world.
Be honest with yourself
through all the separation and painful yearning.
Those who attain do not return.

Those who come to the world will
one by one drink the juice of death.
This world is just a bridge
although the young wouldn’t guess it.

Come, let’s get to know each other
and make our work easier.
Let’s love, let’s be loved.
No one inherits this world.

Yunus, if you can understand,
if you can hear the meaning,
find a little happiness.
No one’s here forever.

by Yunus Emre

English version by Kabir Helminski & Refik Algan
Original Language Turkish

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful. You often share from Sufi sources. Are you Sufi? There are so many beautiful Sufi writings.

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    1. No actually I am not Sufi, but I deeply appreciate and respect their wisdom and devotion. I find treasures everywhere, from Zen Buddhism, to Christianity, they are all expressions of the love to the same God (who has no religion) but is our true Source. In oneness, Amira ❤

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      1. Thank you! Beautiful comments. Peace to you. 🙂

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  2. LindaP says:

    This beautiful poem says so much of how I feel! LOVE,LOVE the photo!!!

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    1. Oh that’s awesome to hear Linda! I am so glad you enjoyed the poem and the picture! 🙂 ❤


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