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What a Human Is, Now I Know

They’re always talking about human, human —
     What a human being is, now I know.
They are always discussing heart, the heart —
     What the heart is, now I know.

Within the heart of the believer it was found —
     it wasn’t found anywhere outside.
We found it in our own vast selves.
     What faith is, now I know.

This is how they pick the wheat from the chaff,
     and where your words and deeds must speak for you.
This is where the wise ones guide the Path —
     What the essence of this Sufi way is, now I know.

What the pious fearful carry like baggage,
     why they shoot their arrows at the faithful,
What they hide and trumped in nice language —
     What doubt is, now I know.

Given all these attributes, I became a person.
     Through God’s vastness I was forgiven everything.
I found absolute oneness with Reality.
     What the guest is, now I know.

I said to my inner self Be humble,
     and the Glorious One showered me in blessings;
There was a sign that seared me in the heart.
     What the proof is, now I know.

Muhittin proclaims the Truth is a spectator.
     God is everywhere if you are willing to see.
What is the hidden, what is the apparent —
     What a human being is, now I know.

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