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01-01-2012, 09:29 AM
Thought for the New Year
A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.

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01-01-2012, 09:36 AM
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(01-01-2012 09:29 AM)cufflink Wrote:  A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.

Not a bad homily to reflect on.

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01-01-2012, 09:56 AM
RE: Thought for the New Year
(01-01-2012 09:29 AM)cufflink Wrote:  A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.

With fewer words:
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

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01-01-2012, 09:58 AM
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(01-01-2012 09:56 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(01-01-2012 09:29 AM)cufflink Wrote:  A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.

With fewer words:
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

I'd rather stick with the original author:

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou

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01-01-2012, 10:01 AM
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(01-01-2012 09:58 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(01-01-2012 09:56 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(01-01-2012 09:29 AM)cufflink Wrote:  A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.

With fewer words:
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

I'd rather stick with the original author:

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou

Are you talkin' to me?Sad

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01-01-2012, 10:02 AM
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(01-01-2012 10:01 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(01-01-2012 09:58 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(01-01-2012 09:56 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(01-01-2012 09:29 AM)cufflink Wrote:  A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.

With fewer words:
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

I'd rather stick with the original author:

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou

Are you talkin' to me?Sad

Uh...I don't want to hurt your feelings, but...no.

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01-01-2012, 02:15 PM (This post was last modified: 01-01-2012 02:19 PM by AbdelZ.)
RE: Thought for the New Year
(01-01-2012 09:29 AM)cufflink Wrote:  A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.


Nihillistic silly ridiculous stuff you have there : Life is not just that , & the end of life is just the beginning , the end of life is not nothingness, the value of man in life is not valued by just having fun ...... i know the work of that great persian decadent poet

You should read the thoughts & poetry of Jalal Eddin Rummi who inspired the greatest poet of the last century Sir Dr philosopher Mohammed Iqbal , the latter who was knighted for his poetry work by the British Queen :

"The secrets of the Self " Chapter 2 :

Showing that the life of the self comes from forming ideals & bringing them to birth :

"Life is preserved by purpose

Because of the goal its caravan- bell tinkles

Life is latent in seeking,

Its origin is hidden in desire

Keep desire alive in thy heart ,

Lest thy little dust become a tomb

Desire is the soul of this world of hue & scent ,

The nature of everything is a storehouse of desire.

Desire sets the heart dancing in the breast.

And by its glow the breast is made bright as a mirror .

It gives to earth the power of soaring ..........

.............."


You can download this poetry book for free here below :

http://www.feedbooks.com/userbook/14136/...ts-of-self

That can rock your world : " very Nietzschean also " , in the islamic sense at least
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03-01-2012, 12:19 PM
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Life is all about eating, drinking , fucking , having fun & being "happy " haha

is that supposed to be the meaning of life ? silly really
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03-01-2012, 12:27 PM (This post was last modified: 03-01-2012 12:29 PM by kineo.)
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(03-01-2012 12:19 PM)AbdelZ Wrote:  Life is all about eating, drinking , fucking , having fun & being "happy " haha

is that supposed to be the meaning of life ? silly really

Those activities are used simply as a vehicle to say, "enjoy life while you can," not to distill the meaning of life down to those banal activities alone. You've completely missed the point.
(01-01-2012 09:29 AM)cufflink Wrote:  A rubái (quatrain) of Omar Khayyám (1048-1131), the Persian philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A fairly literal translation:

Khayyám, if you’re drunk with wine—be happy.
If you’ve spent a moment with a lovely maid—be happy.
The end of all life in the world is nothingness.
Imagine being nothing; now while you’re still something—be happy.

Good find cufflink, I like it! Big Grin
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03-01-2012, 12:46 PM
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(03-01-2012 12:27 PM)kineo Wrote:  
(03-01-2012 12:19 PM)AbdelZ Wrote:  Life is all about eating, drinking , fucking , having fun & being "happy " haha

is that supposed to be the meaning of life ? silly really

Those activities are used simply as a vehicle to say, "enjoy life while you can," not to distill the meaning of life down to those banal activities alone. You've completely missed the point.

hallooooooo: i know that silly poem is all about enjoying life while you can , i am just saying that's not what life is all about

& the end of life is just the beginning of eternity, not nothingness

"Your are something" in life & in the after-life or otherwise, is determined by what you do in life , silly
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