Friday, August 28, 2009

I saw my Lord with the eye of my heart.
I said ,” No doubt, You are the One, You are, You are “.
You are the One that has sensed every “where”
where there is no “where” but You.
There is no way for the “where” to know where are You,
because there is no “where” except You.
No Imagination can contain You,
because it will not be able to find how You are.
Your knowledge encompasses everything and in everything
I see Your Oneness.
In my annihilation my annihilation was annihilated, and in my annihilated
annihilation I found You.
(i actually do not know its by whom)
Your Soul was created on earth
Solely to accompany my Soul
Journeying on the ocean of life until the end
What I need is not your mortal form
But your Soul,
For me to take back to eternity
Where there is neither boundary nor time limit
You also know,
That True Love cannot be denied
For it comes from the bottom of the heart
It originates in the ocean of
The Divine Presence
And is free of desires and the ego…
This is called… True Love
I will waken your Soul
That has been sleeping for too long
So your Soul will be alive with Heavenly senses
I am You
You are I
When someone arrives at our
door step,we know who sent him,
so we can't refuse"

Sulthanul Awliya Mawlana Syaikh Muhammad Nazim Adil al Haqqani
"Do you think we came from the Divine Presence with our whole originality, our whole personality? Never. We are like one ray of the sun. We are, in our originality, in reality, still in Divine Presence. Not moving, out of time and space there is no movement. We are continuously worshipping, always in the Divine Presence for service. Here, in this life, there is only one ray from that timeless 'sun' for us. We are here for a little time only."

-Grandsheykh Mevlana Nazim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi

The Alchemy of Heart

The heart of man has been constituted by the Almighty that, like a flint, it contains a hidden fire which is evoked by music and harmony and renders man beside himself with ecstasy. These harmonies are echoes of that higher world of beauty which we call the world of spirits; they remind man of his relationship with that world and produce in him an emotion so deep and strange that he himself is powerless to explain it. The effects of music and dancing fan into a flame whatever love is already dormant in the heart, wether it be earthly and sensual, or divine and spiritual.

Imam Ghazzali continues that "pure religious music is used by the Sufis to stir up in themselves greater love toward God often obtaining spiritual visions and ecstasies, their heart becoming as clean as silver in the flame of a furnace."

Kinds ov Heart

The Messenger of God said,

"There are four kinds of hearts:

There is a bare heart within which is a shining lamp, and this is the heart of the person of faith.

There is a black and inverted heart, and this is the heart of the unbeliever.

There is a heart bound by attachments, and this is the heart of the hypocrite.

And there is a layered heart, within which are both faith and hypocrisy.

The faith within it is like a plant nourished by sweet water, while the hypocrisy within it is like a boil nourished by pus and filth.

The heart will be judged by whichever nourishment dominates over it"

If you are coming here like this cup you are not taking anything.
This cup is full.
Whatever you put in,
it is not going to take more.
If you are bringing the cup empty then you are going to find your cup getting
filled again, and every time
you are tasting from that cup you are going to know that
it's different than what was in it before.
But if a person is coming with his cup filled,
then he is only going to take what he brought.
Nothing else.

_Sheik Nazim Adil Haqani

Thursday, August 27, 2009

If you could get rid
Of yourself just once,
The secret of secrets
Would open to you.
The face of the unknown,
Hidden beyond the universe
Would appear on the
Mirror of your perception.
- Rumi

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rumi says about this direction as follows:

The direction for kings is the crown and the belt; and the direction for the worldly-minded is gold and silver; and the direction for those who love material beings is idols; and the direction for lovers of spirit is the heart and the soul; and the direction for ascetics is the niche of a mosque; and the direction for the careless is unnecessary works; and the direction for the lazy is to sleep and eat; and the direction for humans is knowledge and wisdom.

The direction for the lover is eternal union; and the direction for the wise person is the Face of Allah; and the direction for the worldly-minded is possessions and rank; and the direction for dervishes is the provisions of religious orders; and the direction for passion is worldly desires; and the direction for the people of confinement is putting trust in Allah.

We must be aware that the direction we face for prayer is not the building of the Ka’bah, but it is the place where the Ka’bah is located. If the Ka’bah is moved to another place it cannot be the direction for prayer there.”

So one is supposed to direct his heart to Allah while directing his body towards the Ka’bah. Because the direction for the heart is Allah.

On the other hand, in order to accomplish pious reverence in prayer one is supposed to have a perfect intention to perform his prayer in accordance with the following saying of the Prophet (pbuh), “acts are judged by intentions.” This means being conscious of whose presence we are in as we pray. This requires examining the desires of the heart and also divorcing all aims except the approval of Allah.

it keeps you engaged this way ;)


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Heart has died.
Thought I tried.
Evil mind,
So unkind,
Stole you away.
Not a day
Passes by
Without a sigh.
Thinking of you.
What shall I do?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Whatever I do, the responsibility is mine,
but like one who plants an orchard,
what comes of what I do, the fruit,
will be for others.
I offer the actions of this life
to the God within,
and wherever I go, the way is blessed.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

letters to a Young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

I want to beg of you much as I can to be patient
toward all that's unsolved in your heart,
and learn to love the questions themselves,
like locked rooms, or like books that are
written in a very foreign tongue.
Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you,
because you would not be able to live them,
and the point is to live everything.
Live the question now,
perhaps you will then, gradually, without noticing it,
live along some distant day into the answer."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

One regret dear world,
that I am determined not to have
when I am lying on my deathbed
is that I did not kiss you enough.
by Hafiz