The Raw Foods Evolution

Monday, January 09, 2006

Minerals and Rumi

I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.

Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.

When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e'er conceived.

Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, To Him we shall return.

"I Died as a Mineral", by Rumi, as translated by A. J. Arberry

Variant translation: Originally, you were clay. From being mineral, you became vegetable. From vegetable, you became animal, and from animal, man. During these periods man did not know where he was going, but he was being taken on a long journey nonetheless. And you have to go through a hundred different worlds yet. ~ as quoted in Multimind (1986) by Robert Ornstein

Stay tuned for an important discussion about how to eat a mineral rich raw foods diet.

Mike Snyder


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