Beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.


When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.


Study of a Figure in a Landscape, 1952, oil on canvas. 

Francis Bacon, 1909-1992, Irish.  Phillips Collection, Washington, DC


The quote is from the work of Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī , 1207-1273, born Balkh, died Konya. 



The quote is a description of the spiritual insight of non-dual reality which does not excuse us from fighting the evil which obtains in the dual reality of our worldly, material lives.