Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord guideth them by their faith." — Holy Qur'an 10:9


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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad. The Jamati Mushkil Aasan satado will commence on Friday, April 17 and end on Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Canada. The venti verses that will be recited after tasbi have been selected from the 'granth' known at 'Moti Venti' composed by Pir Hasan Kabirdin (r.a.). A representative verse is presented below:

Eji anant jug amnê vahi gayâ
rup dhartâ âviyâ
vênti kartâ amnê bhav thayâ
sâmi tamê jod jodâvo

mahêr karo morâ sâ(n)hiyâ
abarâ sharan tamâri

Oh Lord Innumerable (countless) ages have passed
during which I have taken different forms.
Ages have passed in supplication.
O Lord, I beg to reunite with you.

Have mercy on me, my Lord.
I am helpless and dependent on you.


Let us now learn about a short term pain for a long term gain from the following teaching of Rumi:

"The grapes of my body will become wine only after the Vintner stomps upon me with His Feet. I surrender my spirit, like grapes, to His stomping, so that my inner most consciousness may revel in joy. Although the grapes keep on bleeding blood and saying, "I have had enough of this injustice and cruelty," the Stomper puts cotton in His ears: "I am not pressing out of ignorance. If you wish to deny, you have an excuse, but I am the Master of this work. When you reach perfection through My efforts and treading, then you will thank Me exceedingly."" (Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrizi 17584-89)

(Source: William C. Chittick. The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi. 1983. State University of New York Press, Albany, pp.239-240)

Here is another teaching of Rumi in which he describes how to come close to God:

"Between God and His servant are just two veils; all other veils become manifest from these two: health and wealth. He who is healthy says, "Where is God? I do not know and I don't see." As soon as he begins to suffer, he says, "Oh God! O God!", and he begins sharing his secrets with Him and talking to Him. So you see that health was his veil, and God was hidden under his pain. So long as man has riches, he gathers together all the means of achieving his desires. Night and day he busies himself with them. As soon as he loses his wealth, his ego weakens, and he turns round about God."" (Fihi Mâ fihi (Discourses of Rumi) 233/240)

(Source: William C. Chittick. The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi. 1983. State University of New York Press, Albany, pp.238-239)

Applications of the Above Knowledge

  1. Are we willing to submit our souls to the Holy Imam and go through a grind in this world in order to achieve salvation? Please reflect deeply on the examples of grapes.
  2. The Holy Imam has said that He is always with us, i.e., in our consciousness. Now let us ask ourselves individually, "Is the Holy Imam in my consciousness?". If yes, Al-Hamdulillah! If no, why not? Please reflect on the Rumi's second example presented above.
  3. Let us do our best and fully participate in the Jamati Evening Mushkil Aasaan satado for a period of seven days; and
  4. Let us have immense hope in the barakat of the 'Ya Ali tu Rahem Kar, Ya Mowla tu Fazal Kar' tasbi;

May Mowla's Light be with all of us, always, in everything that we do!

Related Links:
Moti Venti resources
15 Dhikr Tasbis

Ardent Supplications:

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),
Noorallah Juma
Friday, April 17, 2009

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