Friday, October 28, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Imam Ghazali (qs)

"If the first inward thought is not warded off, it will generate a desire,
then the desire will generate a wish, and the wish will generate an intention,
and the intention will generate the action, and the action will result in ruin and divine wrath.
So evil must be cut off at its root, which is when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind,
from which all the other things follow on."

"Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and, once gone, can never be retrieved. Do not be like the deceived fools who are joyous because each day their wealth increases while their life shortens. What good is an increase in wealth when life grows ever shorter? Therefore be joyous only for an increase in knowledge or in good works, for they are your two companions who will accompany you in your grave when your family, wealth, children and friends stay behind."
My heart is a pen in your hand.
It is all up to you
to write me happy or sad.

I see only what you reveal
and live as you say.

All my feelings have the color
you desire to paint.

From the beginning to the end,
no one but you.

Please make my future
better than the past.

To melt in your Divine gaze is all I can dream of...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"And having good manners is of the highest ranks for the servants. To have good manners with the Lord (jwa) and His (swt) servants and with all Creatures. You must maintain good manners with an ant also, an ant, for the Glory of Who Created (swt) her."
- Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (qs) -
“The seven ascending heavens and the abundant earth, and all countless beings therein, declare His Glory, and there is not a thing that exists that does not celebrate His Praises (Holy Qur’an 17:44).

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My friend
don’t ask me my name
nor where I have come and gone
the only name
on my tongue
is of the Beloved
the only place I know
is at the Master’s feet
don’t look for me or call my name
I am no longer here
There is a way between voice and presence
where information flows.
In disciplined silence it opens.
With wandering talk it closes.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I desire you more than food or drink.
My body my senses my mind hunger for your taste.
I can sense your presence in my heart although you belong to all the world.
I wait with silent passion for one gesture one glance from you.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Do you know, knower,
What the night is?
It is the sanctuary of lovers.
On this glorious night
I am drunk with the moon.
The moon has fallen in love
And the night has gone mad.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Give me your hand
better yet give me your heart
I’ll take it to the well of eternal Love
let it drown
no one draws water from here

Rose petals
picked off one by one
the flower cries in ecstasy
happy to die in love
pick us apart
and we will get closer to Him too

Tea Time

Tea Time is all the time
my favorite worldly elixir
Subhan'Allah!  Beautifully describes how the thirsty seekers of the Divine feel:

Maa’im be raah-e ‘eshq puyaan hame ‘omr
Vasl-e to be jedd o jahd juyaan hame ‘omr
Yek cheshm zadan khayaal-e to pish nazar
Behtar ke jamaal-e khubruyaan hame ‘omr

We have run on the path of love all our life,
We have searched with great force for union with You all our life.
To catch one glimpse of You is better for our sight
Than the beauty of earthly beauties all our life.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What is sleep
but a temporary death?

I’d rather die infinitely, permanently
in your love.
A sleepless, restless soul
tracing your footsteps
in the late hours of the night.
The blazing fire in my heart
lights the way.
You’ve ignited my heart,
please let me in.
Any moment away from you
is torture.
Slumber, leave me.

What is sleep
but a temporary death?
Late by myself,
in the boat by myself
no light and no land anywhere
cloud cover thick,
I try to stay
just above the surface,
but I am already under
and living in the ocean of your love.

The idol of your 'self' is the mother of all idols. ~Rumi

"Don't let your ego be your chairman"
- Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani (qAs) -
Zaan zamzameyam ze paye taa sar hame ‘eshq
Haqqa keh be ‘ahdha nayaayam birun
Bar ‘ude delam nawaakht yak zamzameye ‘eshq
Az ‘ahdeye haqq gozaari yakdameye ‘eshq

On the lute of my heart plays only one song of love:
Because of this melody, from head to foot, I am in love.
Truly, for ages I’ll never be able
To pay what I owe for one moment of love.