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sufi mystic

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G o sweep out the chamber of your heart.
Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved.
When you depart out, He will enter it.
In you, void of yourself, will He display His beauties.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3144 | 
'Rose Garden of Mystery' 





W onder from these thousand of "me's",
which one am I?
Listen to my cry, do not drown my voice
I am completely filled with the thought of you.
Don't lay broken glass on my path
I will crush it into dust.
I am nothing, just a mirror in the palm of your hand,
reflecting your kindness, your sadness, your anger.
If you were a blade of grass or a tiny flower
I will pitch my tent in your shadow.
Only your presence revives my withered heart.
You are the candle that lights the whole world
and I am an empty vessel for your light.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3143 | 
"Hidden Music" - Maryam Mafi & Azima Melita Kolin 





E veryone is overridden by thoughts;
that's why they have so much heartache and sorrow.
At times I give myself up to thought purposefully;
but when I choose,
I spring up from those under its sway.
I am like a high-flying bird,
and thought is a gnat:
how should a gnat overpower me?





Islam / Sufism Quote n3142 | 
Mathnawi II, 3559-3561 - 'Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance' - Camille and Kabir Helminski 





I nside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Escape.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now.
You're covered with a thick cloud.
Slide out the side. Die,
and be quiet. Quiteness is the surest sign
that you've died.
Your old live was a frantic running
from silence.

The speechless full moon
comes out now.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3141 | 
The Essential Rumi - Coleman Barks 





B y Allah!
I long to escape the prison of my ego
and lose myself
in the mountains and the desert.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3140 | 
The Love Poems of Rumi' - Deepak Chopra & Fereydoun Kia 





O h! Supreme Lover!
Let me leave aside my worries.
The flowers are blooming
with the exultation of your Spirit.

By Allah!
I long to escape the prison of my ego
and lose myself
in the mountains and the desert.

These sad and lonely people tire me.
I long to revel in the drunken frenzy of your love
and feel the strength of Rustam in my hands.

I'm sick of mortal kings.
I long to see your light.
With lamps in hand
the sheikhs and mullahs roam
the dark alleys of these towns
not finding what they seek.

You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing your praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3139 | 
The Love Poems of Rumi' - Deepak Chopra & Fereydoun Kia 





W hether your destiny is glory or disgrace,
Purify yourself of hatred and love of self.
Polish your mirror; and that sublime Beauty
From the regions of mystery
Will flame out in your heart
As it did for the saints and prophets.
Then, with your heart on fire with that Splendor,
The secret of the Beloved will no longer be hidden.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3138 | 
translation by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut - 'Perfume of the Desert' 





H idden behind the veil of mystery, Beauty is eternally free from the slightest stain of imperfection. From the atoms of the world, He created a multitude of mirrors; into each one of them He cast the image of His Face; to the awakened eye, anything that appears beautiful is only a reflection of that Face.
Now that you have seen the reflection, hurry to its Source; in that primordial Light the reflection vanishes completely. Do not linger far from that primal Source; when the reflection fades, you will be lost in darkness. The reflection is as transient as the smile of a rose; if you want permanence, turn towards the Source; if you want fidelity, look to the Mine of faithfulness. Why tear your soul apart over something here one moment and gone the next?





Islam / Sufism Quote n3137 | 
translation by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut - 'Perfume of the Desert' 





T he whole world is a marketplace for Love,
For naught that is, from Love remains remote.
The Eternal Wisdom made all things in Love.
On Love they all depend, to Love all turn.
The earth, the heavens, the sun, the moon, the stars
The center of their orbit find in Love.
By Love are all bewildered, stupefied,
Intoxicated by the Wine of Love.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3136 | 
Essential Sufism, James Fadiman and Robert Frager 





I n the dead of night, a Sufi began to weep.
He said, "This world is like a closed coffin, in which
We are shut and in which, through our ignorance,
We spend our lives in folly and desolation.
When Death comes to open the lid of the coffin,
Each one who has wings will fly off to Eternity,
But those without will remain locked in the coffin.
So, my friends, before the lid of this coffin is taken off,
Do all you can to become a bird of the Way to God;
Do all you can to develop your wings and your feathers."





Islam / Sufism Quote n3135 | 
translation by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut - 'Perfume of the Desert' 





T hose who have striven for Our sake, We guide them to Our ways (Koran 29:96).
Al-Junayd said: "[The verse means] Those who have striven against their desires and repented for our sake, we shall guide them to the ways of sincerity. And one cannot struggle against his enemy outwardly except he who struggles against these enemies inwardly. Then whoever is given victory over them will be victorious over his enemy. And whoever is defeated by them, his enemy defeats him."





Islam / Sufism Quote n3134 | 
Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, al-Fawa'id, ed. Muhammad `Ali Qutb (al-Iskandariyya: Dar al-Da`wa, 1992) p. 50. 





I t (Tasawwuf) means that you be solely with Allah with no attachments.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3133 | 





T asawwuf means that Allah causes you to die to your self and gives you life in Him.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3132 | 





N ot the profusion of prayer and fasting, but wholeness of the breast and selflessness.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3131 | 
In al-Qushayri, Kitab al-Sama` in al-Rasa'il al-Qushayriyya (Sidon and Beirut: al-Maktaba al-`Asriyya, 1970) p. 60. 





T he deeper your involvement here,
the harsher your pain and suffering.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3130 | 





T ake one step away from yourself and behold! the Path!




Islam / Sufism Quote n3129 | 





T hose who have attained divine reality and with enlightenment are fraught, From all creation have turned both their their face and their thoughts;The illumined men from the bowl of Looks beg for rays divine,By close attention (to God) they acquired whatever they sought.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3128 | 
Abu Sa'id's Rubaiyat by Dr Zahurul Hasan Sharib 





T he personality absolute, manifest in all creation fine, If thou desire to know of His pervading the universe, the reality and sign;Go! And on the surface of wine observe the bubble, see hoe,The wine is within the bubble and the bubble within the wine.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3127 | 
Abu Sa'id's Rubaiyat by Dr Zahurul Hasan Sharib 





I n the market, in the cloister-only God I saw. In the valley and on the mountain-only God I saw. Him I have seen beside me oft in tribulation; In favour and in fortune-only God I saw. In prayer and in fasting, in praise and contemplation, In the religion of the Prophet-only God I saw. Neither soul nor body, accident nor substance, Qualities nor causes-only God I saw. Opened mine eyes and by the light of His face around me In all the eye discovered-only God I saw. Like a candle I was melting in his fire; Amidst the flames outflashing-only God I saw. Myself with mine own eyes I saw most clearly, But when I looked with God's eyes-only God I saw. I passed away into nothingness, I vanished, And so, I was the All-living-only God I saw.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3072 | 
Nicholson, Reynold, trans. Translations of Eastern Poetry and Prose. New York: Greenwood Press, 1969, p. 101. 





I knew nothing.
I did not know what to seek,
I did not know where to go.
Whom was I to ask, where was I to wander?
What path to follow?
What instructions to pursue whereby I might find my Beloved?

Seeking Him I reached the mosque,
But all I found were vain discussions on sacraments and ceremonials.

My heart told me to go to a seminary;
Maybe there I might meet my Lord.
But all I met there were noisy debates and scholars puffed with eloquence.

I was advised to go visit the temple.
I found nothing there but idols being worshiped and gongs being sounded.
Disgusted, I sought a stone to strike against my head.

For nowhere could I find that callous Beloved of mine.

Then I went on a pilgrimage to all the holy sights.
Maybe I would find Him there.
So I stopped at many holy places and bowed before many deities,
But it brought me no comfort.
And when I found myself helpless I left the towns and its temples to wander in the jungle.

In the wilderness I wept and shed hot tears.
I asked myself, "How long must I bear this agony of separation?"
But there was nowhere to go, no place to find shelter from my pain.

For days I roamed in the forest a poor man, a pilgrim, a homeless fakir
In the mountains too, I struggled.
I was empty, hungry~ thirsty-in a miserable plight, without a morsel to appease my hunger, without a drop to quench my thirst.

I laid myself out in a field, the burning sun was overhead.
My mind filled with the desire to see Him
But all was in vain-
The Lord would not show Himself to me.
I shed tears of blood that sparkled like rubies in the sands.

When I reached a state of total despair, hoping that death might rescue me from this pain, He, my careless Beloved,
Came to me.
Like a mother rushing to her sick child,
He came to me, sat by my side, and placed my head upon His lap.
Kind words came from His lips:

"Now see whatever you want to see,
I will reveal to you all the secrets of my heart.
Remember, first We test our lover.
We torment him, oppress him, and force him to shed tears.
Then We bring him to us.
When all his thoughts are of the Beloved,
We allow him to come near, shower him with grace, and hold him in our arms.
Thus he becomes perfect."

As these words reached my ears
I came back to life, gained consciousness, and was free of all pain.
Then I cast one look at His radiant face
And the mystery of all creation lay bare before me.
In one moment the good and bad actions of lifetimes vanished.

From separation I passed into Unity;
All the illusions of life disappeared like a phantom show.

Now, wherever I cast my glance, I see Him and none other. The Muslim, the Hindu, and the Jew Have all become the same to me they have all merged in the Glory of my one Beloved.

So says Nazir.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3071 | 
Behari, Bankey Sufis, Mystics and Yogis of India. Bombay: Bharativa Vidya Bhavan, 1982, pp. 183-188 





T hose who live there possess neither head nor feet, neither faith nor infidelity.
Drinking the wine of dispassion they have renounced good and evil.
Sipping from a cup of bliss, without lips or mouth,
They have cast away
All thoughts of name and fame,
All talk of marvels and visions,
All dreams of secret chambers and distant worlds.

Now with blackened faces staring at a wall, or faces reddened by the wine of Unity. Now in a mystic whirl, dancing in the arms of their Beloved, losing head and foot like the turning heavens. With every strain the minstrel plays, the rapture of the unseen world unfolds; With every note of this mystic song a veil is torn from a priceless treasure.

They are blind to this world, Indifferent to great and small, Ignorant of Master and disciple.

They guzzle down cup after cup of wine and still they want more! They sweep ancient dust from their souls. They grab at the Beloved's dress like a bunch of drunkards!

So who are these guys? They are Sufis.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3070 | 
The Secret Rose Garden 





T he tavern-haunter wanders alone in a desolate place, seeing the whole world as a mirage.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3069 | 
The Secret Rose Garden 





T he tavern-haunter is a seeker of Unity, a soul freed from the shackles of himself.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3068 | 
The Secret Rose Garden 





T rough the chamber of the heart is small, it's large enough for the Lord of both worlds to gladly make His home there.




Islam / Sufism Quote n3067 | 
The Secret Rose Garden 





T he eye is not strong enough to look at the brilliant sun,
But you can watch its light reflected in water.
Pure Being is too bright to behold, yet it can be seen reflected in the mirror of this world
Every particle of the world is a mirror.
In each atom lies the light of a thousand suns.





Islam / Sufism Quote n3066 | 
The Secret Rose Garden 



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