Monday, July 27, 2009

whirling Dervish

As waves upon my head,
the circling curl.
So in this sacred dance,
weave ye and whirl.
Dance then O heart,
a whirling circle be.
Burn in this flame,
is not the candle He!
Knowledge is like a lamp.
Love is like the sun.
Upon the rising of the sun,
the lamp is rendered useless!
Until you see,
how can you find?
This is true for all but Lovers:
For how can they seek the Beloved being Blind,
Until they have discovered
- Rumi
I have become drunk in the fermentation of Love.
O Lord, what is to be done?
My mind sees 2 but my heart sees 1.
O Giver of life!
Grant me a life in Love!
O Giver of death!
Grants me a death in Love!
And O Lover of ur Beloved!
Raise me once again in the company of your Beloved!
The eye of the mind is blinded by reality,
while the eye of the heart is enlightened by divinity.
Yet still, both are limited by material conjugality!
The science of the heart is taught within the faculty of love.
The mind perceives fantasy while the heart experiences reality!
Is it not strange that the beauty of the sun can only be perceived from its reflection on the moon? Yet we say the moon is beautiful!
Love is the wine!
The ego is the swine!
When two flames unite,
a single fire is born!
The flame is not the fire,
nor is it other than the fire!
by Zakir
Oh dreamer, be the dream!
Oh lover, be the beloved!
Oh seeker, be the sought after!
The melody of love can only be heard by the heart.
Compassion be thy grape,
the sweetest in taste,
all harvested in respect for Thy sake.
Matured over time,
no doing of mine,
let love be thy wine!


When the madness,
being love,
enters the faculty of truth,
being the heart,
the heart is rendered mad,
and love demonstrates the truth...
The difference between love and hate, is that one consumes the heart, while the other consumes the mind...

by Zakir.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

When I ask you to listen to me,
And you start giving me advice,
You have not done what I asked.
When I ask that you listen to me,
And you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way,
You are trampling on my feelings.
When I ask you to listen to me,
And you feel you have to do something to solve my problems,
You have failed me, strange as that may seem.
All that I ask is that you listen,
Not talk or do - just hear me.
When you do something for me
That I need to do for myself,
You contribute to my fear and feelings of inadequacy.
But when you accept as a simple fact
That I do feel what I feel, no matter how irrational,
Then I can quit trying to convince you
And go about the business
Of understanding what's behind my feelings.
So, please listen and just hear me
And, if you want to talk,
Wait a minute for your turn - and I'll listen to you.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words. (Bukhari)

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Sufi Way by Seyh Ibrahim Efendi

They say the Sufi way
is to give one’s life away.

The Sufi way is to become a sultan
on the throne of the soul.

In the station of the Path,
it is to destroy appearances.

In the station of Reality,
it is to become a guestin the inner
most palace of the heart.

They say it is to be pure of body,
the light of the Beloved.

The Sufi way is to gradually take off
the dress of earth and water.

They say it is to burn up in Love’s fire–

The Sufi way is to be utterly inflamed
with the light of the Beloved.

They say it is to believe and follow the rules–

The Sufi way is to discover the rules
of the multitude of heavens.

They say it is to become a medicine for every ailment–

The Sufi way is to know and become all the secrets
of creation.

They say it is to destroy the illusion of bodies–

The Sufi way is to open the secrets of the body
with the key of the Divine Names.

O Sufi, to comprehend it,
one must be it.

The one who gets lost in words
will never be their meaning.

They say it is to become the secret of God
within one’s innermost heart–

The Sufi way is to read the outer signs
and know the inner meanings.

They say it is to be in wonder
at the greatness of creation–

The Sufi way is to be constantly amazed
by the nature of Reality.

They say it is to make each heart
the throne of God–

The Sufi way is to remove all else but God
from the heart’s dwelling.

They say it is to watch over all humanity–

The Sufi way is to cover East and West
with every breath.

They say it is to shine as brightly as the sun–

The Sufi way is to perceive God
in every minute thing.

They say it is to be in harmony
with every kind of person–

The Sufi way is to appearin a hundred thousand forms daily.

They say it is to be like Solomon
to the whole universe;

The Sufi way is to understand
and speak in every language.

They say it is to become an ocean
from a single drop–

The Sufi way is to make your heart a cellar
to hold the wine of the Truth.

They say it is to become a human being
illuminated with the light of Being–

The Sufi way is to destroy Being utterly
in the light of Non-Being.

They say it is to become a life
for each particle of life

–The Sufi way is to die a thousand times
and return to life each moment.

They say it is to become a master
of wisdom and eternal justice–

The Sufi way is to become an eye
looking out from every hair.

They say it is to surrender
your soul to the Beloved–

The Sufi way is to become
the soul of the Beloved.

They say it is the proof
of Muhammad’s message–

The Sufi way, O Ibrahim,
is to embody God as one’s own self.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


In the old times, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very ROUGH and STONY. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather... Definitely, this would need thousands of cows' skin, and would cost a huge amount of money. Then one of his wise men told this to the king : "Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money ? Why don't you just cut a little piece of leather and cover your feet instead ?"The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a "shoe" for himself.. and thus came the invention of the "Sandal"..There is actually a valuable lesson of life in this story : To make this world a happy place to live, you better change yourself - your heart; and not the world..


Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. The visibility was poor with patchy fog, so the captain remained on the bridge keeping an eye on all activities. Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of the bridge reported, "Light, bearing on the starboard bow." "Is it steady or moving astern?" the captain called out. The lookout replied, "Steady, captain," which meant it was on a dangerous collision course with their ship. The captain then shouted to the signalman, "Signal the ship: We are on a collision course. Advice you to change course 20 degrees." Back came a signal, "Advisable for you to change course 20 degrees!" In reply, the captain said, "Send: I'm a ship's captain. Change course 20 degrees, now!" "I'm a seaman second class, "came the reply, "You had better change course 20 degrees, now!" By that time, the captain was furious. He spit out a command, "Send: This is a battleship. Change your course immediately."

Back came the flashing light's reply :


These who would be costant in happiness and wisdomMust often change...~ Conficius~

It is not the strongest of the species that survive..but the most responsive to change..~ Clarence Darrow~

Have an awesome weekend..

Friday, July 10, 2009

Do less.. but do perfectly! The imprint, or impression which you are leaving over the time, and this planet is the action you are doing! Your contribution will persist after you in this world in the form of your action. Same like an old man who is planting a fruit tree, although he understand the reality the he will not able to see its fruit in his life.. but he has a hope that his grandparents will enjoy its fruit and climb over its shoots.. passersby will take rest under its shade during hot summer, or rainy winters.. and birds will take shelter in its leaves.. the pray of gratitude will directly or indirectly appear for him from every heart of whoever will get benefit.. The old man is not doing that virtue for money or any consideration from any one in this world, he is doing it.. because virtue in its very essence is itself a return, it is giving to his heart and his action has become a source of pleasure for him! Allah is a great Admirer of virtue, He never keeps any thing, and always returns every good deed with the best consideration! He is The King of the kings, and nothing ever decreases in His treasure!

So, whenever you have chosen a job, finish it with due diligence. Just burn yourself completely, get absorbed in it completely and forget every negative thought and eliminate the wall made by the negative emotions which is causing disruption in the way of action. You will find a peace to your existence. When you have fulfilled your duty with wholeheartedly, it is followed by a deep pleasure, a mental satisfaction. And the respect will follow you as well.


The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions. - Paulo Coelho

“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself” - Shunryu Suzuki

"Whatsoever you do, do it with deep alertness; then even small things become sacred." – Osho

Whatever you are doing, do it as if it is a question of life & death. Put your total energy into it, and it will give you tremendous bliss - Osho


But the Messenger and those who believe with him strive hard with their property and their persons; and these it is who shall have the good things and these it is who shall be successful. - Quran 009.088

And (there are) others who have acknowledged their faults. They mixed a righteous action with another that was bad. It may be that Allah will relent toward them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. - Quran 009.102