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Chapter 5: Existence Still Hopes

The sparrow flew around behind the elephant and began to make love immediately. Up above them, a monkey in the tree watched and began to get very excited. He started to shake the tree, and a coconut got loose and fell from the tree, hitting the elephant smack on the head.

“Ouch!” said the elephant.

At which point, the sparrow looked from behind and said, “Am I hurting you, dear?”

Drop the magnifying glass, and there is neither sin nor virtue, and there are neither sinners nor saints - simple human beings, just simple human beings.

In that simplicity, godliness arrives. In that simplicity, existence starts pouring love. It is already pouring, but because of your ideas, great ideas about yourself, you are not receptive.

Hakim Sanai says:

From him forgiveness comes so fast,
it reaches us before repentance
has even taken shape on our lips.

See the beauty of Sanai’s statement. This sutra is worth writing in gold in your heart.

From him forgiveness comes so fast,
it reaches us before repentance
has even taken shape on our lips.

He is forgiveness, he is already flowing towards you. You need not even repent. You have just to be simple, unpretentious; you have to drop your masks of sinners’ and saints’. And even before repentance has taken any shape on our lips, even without that, you are forgiven.

This is the experience of all the great mystics of the world. Luther is right when he says, “Pecca fortiter, sin boldly” - because his forgiveness is immense, infinite. And whatsoever you do is just tiny straws, the flood will come and take them all away.

Sufism is the path of grace. No effort is needed on your part: only receptivity, openness, a loving heart, a state of surrender, a let-go. And all that so-called yogis cannot attain in millions of lives, you attain in a single instant. His forgiveness comes so fast. It is immediate, because existence knows only one time, and that is now. existence cannot postpone; it has no future. It cannot say “tomorrow,” because there is no tomorrow for him - time means this time, this moment.

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