Saturday, July 23, 2005

The Signed,behind the signs.

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

Here's how Rumi (with a little bit of support from Kabir Helminski and an ayat of Koran) says what I was struggling to say in two recent posts.

"All desires, affections, loves, and fondnesses people have for all sorts of things, such as fathers, mothers, friends, the heavens and the earth, gardens, pavilions, works, knowledge, food, and drink--one should realize that every desire is a desire for food, and such things are all "veils."
When one passes beyond this world and sees that King without these "veils," then one will realize that all those things were "veils" and "coverings" and that what they were seeking was in reality one thing. All problems will then be solved. All the heart's questions and difficulties will be answered, and everything will become clear.
God's reply is not such that He must answer each and every problem individually. With one answer all problems are solved."

(From "Fihi ma Fihi" or "In it What is in It." Jalalu'din Rumi.)

There are countless attractions in the world of multiplicity. Whatever we give our attention to, whatever we hold in this space of our presence, its qualities will become our qualities. If we give the heart to multiplicity, the heart will be fragmented and dispersed. If we give the heart to spiritual unity, the heart will be unified.Ultimately what the heart desires is unity in which it finds peace.

(Kabir's commentary.)

Truly, in the remembrance of God hearts find peace. (Koran.)

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