Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sesat bercabang, tenggelam di rimbunan

Sebatang pohon
Sekurang-kurangnya lima cabang dahan
Darinya tiga-puluh ranting menyelerak
Tumbuhlah ratusan, ribuan daun merimbun
Sekirannya mampu
Maka berputiklah bunga-bungaan
Menerbitkan impian hasil
Manis dan ranum

Di sinilah
Sesat di antara ranting-ranting berselerak
Tenggelam dalam rimbunan daun
Bermimpikan buah ranum di siang hari

Susuri rimbunan daun
Dari selerakan ranting
Ke dahan yang lima
Yang bertahan kepada enam keimanan
Yang menghidupkan tiga-puluh ranting

Agar dapat berpaut semula
kepada batangnya pokok
Lalu tunduk dengan keinsafan
Ke bawah
Menyembah lapisan bumi

Itu yang nyata
Pada pandangan mata

Begitu jua
Ibaratnya yang tidak ternyata
Pada pandangan mata
Apabila menembusi lapisan nyata

Apa lagi yang ada?
Akar tunjang? Akar Banir? Akar selirat yang melata?
Yang mengambil faedah
Dari air dan nutrisi bumi indah?

Kemana jua perjalanan ini
Melihat diri
Di dalam cermin
Yang ini
Melihat yang itu
Dan begitulah berbolak-balik
Seolah-olah tiada kesudahannya

Ibarat sepohon pokok

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Turning round in circles

why are you turning round in circles,
what are you looking for?

The Beloved is here, why search in the desert?

If you look deep in your heart,
you will find Him within yourself.

You have made the pilgrimage
and trod the path to Mecca many times.
You rave about the holy place
and say you've visited God's garden
but where is your bunch of flowers?

You tell stories about diving deep into the ocean
but where is your pearl?

There is some merit in the suffering you have endured
but what a pity you have not discovered
the Mecca that's inside.

(Translation by Azima Melita Kolin & Maryam Mafi, "Rumi: Hidden Music", HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

In uttering it.. just a tiny imagination

Click the links..

..and in one second, light travels nearly 0.3 million kilometres.. that is about 9.5 trillon km in one year (One Light-year)

Across the Milky Way then is about 950,000 trillion kilometres....

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Engineer is back!

An engineer who was unemployed for a long time decided to open a medical clinic. He puts a sign outside the clinic: “A cure for your ailment guaranteed at $500; we’ll pay you $1,000 if we fail.”

A Doctor thinks this is a good opportunity to earn $1,000 and goes to his clinic.

Doctor: “I have lost my sense of taste.”

Engineer: “Nurse, please bring the medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth.”

Doctor: “This is Gasoline!”

Engineer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your taste back. That will be $500.”

The Doctor gets annoyed and goes back after a couple of days later to recover his money.

Doctor: “I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything.”

Engineer: “Nurse, please bring the medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth.”

Doctor: “But that is Gasoline!”

Engineer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your memory back. That will be $500.”

The Doctor leaves angrily and comes back after several days, more determined than ever to make his money back.

Doctor: “My eyesight has become weak.”

Engineer: “Well, I don’t have any medicine for this. Take this $1,000,” passing the doctor a $500 note.

Doctor: “But this is $500…”

Engineer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your vision back! That will be $500.”

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