Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Back to basics.

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.

Love is the flame which, when it blazes,consumes everything other than the Beloved.The lover wields the sword of Nothingness in order to dispatch all but God:consider what remains after Nothing.There remains but God: all the rest is gone.Praise to you, O mighty Love, destroyer of all other "gods."-Mathnawi [V, 588-590]
From Jewels of Remembrance, by Rumi, selected and translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski, © 1996. By arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston,

Enough said? Maybe.
I asked myself today,why write? I suppose if it is only a sick man vomiting out his unhappiness and disorientation,then maybe there is little sense ... only a cry for help ..but if help has come and the man is now well,maybe his words can help others who also may be a little lost or unwell.
There is no doubt that the world is full of unwell people and I don't just mean physically sick.The society in which we live (I think it must be acknowledged by any sane rational person) is sick.It is out of balance.There is too much emphasis on materialism,which in some way is still seen as an answer to the problems instead of the cause of them,and there is too little restriction morally,which in some way is seen as the means to freedom instead of the means to slavery which it really is.
More to come,insha'llah.These are just introductory remarks to give the thing direction and shape.


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