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:: Candle Post #131 :: Teachings of Rumi ::
Ya Ali Madad! On the occasion of the 79th birthday of Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.), we would like to extend Salgirah Mubarak to the global jamat. Let us pray for health and well being of our beloved Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam and all the members of the Noorani Family! Ameen.
May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to you, your family & Jamat, and the worldwide Jamat. Ameen.
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Let us now reflect upon the concept of Panj Tan Pak which is captured on a beautiful card which was prepared by (Late) Alwaez Rai Amiraly Amlani in 2001. On the auspicious birthday of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, let us also reflect upon the Institution of Imamat and offer heartfelt gratitude for the guidance and vision of our present and living Holy Imam. May NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam and the Noorani family be blessed with excellent health, peace, prosperity and happiness! Ameen.
'Rumi: Thief of Sleep' contains a selection of the best of poetic versions from 'Rendering the Veil: Literal and Poetic Translations of Rumi'. Both books are authored by Shahram Shiva and published by Hohm Press which is committed to publishing books that provide readers with alternatives to the materialistic values of the current culture and promote self-awareness, the recognition of interdependence and compassion.
In this candle post, I have selected ten quatrains from 'Rumi: Thief of Sleep' and hope that these will stimulate reflection and accelerate your search for higher spiritual enlightenment. The original reference numbers from two editions of Rumi's 'Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi' accompany each poem and are followed by AK for Amir Kabir Press and UT for the University of Tehran Press.
|1.||The repetition of God's name brings light to the full moon.|
The repetition brings back the lost ones to the path of truth.
Make this your word, for every morning and evening prayer
The saying of "There is no God but Allah."
|11 AK, p.4|
|2.||There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.|
There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.
O traveler, if you are in search of That
Don't look outside, look inside yourself and seek That.
|32 UT, p.4|
|3.||Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity.|
The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.
Tomorrow, when resurrection comes,
The heart that is not in love will fail the test.
|764 AK, p. 39|
|4.||Behold O tired heart, the relief has come.|
Sweetly take a breath, for the great one has come.
The Lover, who takes care of the lover's needs,
In the form of a human being, to this world He has come.
|840 AK, p.45|
|5.||Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky.|
And you lift me up out of the two worlds.
I want your sun to reach my raindrops,
so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.
|1028 UT, p.65|
|6.||Last night in retreat I was talking to the master of knowledge.|
I said, "Please don't keep the secrets of the world from me."
Ever so gracefully he whispered in my ear,
"This is something to be seen, not talked about. Be silent."
|1035 UT, p.56|
|7.||When your chest is free of your limiting ego.|
Then you will see the ageless Beloved.
You can not see yourself without a mirror;
Look at the Beloved, He is the brightest mirror.
|1552 UT, p.77|
|8.||If you are in search of the place of the soul, you are the soul.|
If you are in search of a morsel of bread, you are the bread.
If you know this secret, then you know
That whatever you seek, you are that.
|1864 UT, p.89|
|9.||You are wearing a turban and you won't give it to the musicians.|
Give away that turban and let your pride go with it!
Rescue yourself from what you have no control over!
Give that turban and in return receive the crown of a king.
|1938 UT, p.95|
|10.||O you who have died, taking to the grave the desire to undo your knot.|
You were born in union yet died in separation.
You have fallen asleep, thirsty at the edge of a mountain spring,
You have died of poverty, on top of a treasure.
|1601 UT, p.78|
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Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. Ameen.
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only),
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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