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The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master Themes

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Throughout Hafiz's poetry, he presents the idea of humanity's being inherently, by definition, a part of deity itself. Rather than acceptance being something to be earned, or even requested, it is simply a fact to be recognized and enjoyed. Hafiz describes all of nature as equally elemental with God, part of the same divine expression, and as legitimate and whole as God Himself. In an element shared with Christianity, man begins his life adrift from God, and life is the time granted for the process of regaining connection with the Eternal Soul only only lasting reality from which he began. Since that is the case, and all of creation is already a part of God, needing only to wake up to the reality and become re-acquainted with His truths and manner of loving, there is no place for guilt, blame or regret. They are simply, according...

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