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Monday, December 10, 2012
Pearls of Wisdom 322
1. When the craft of making armor was made known,
iron became wax in your hands. The mountains became
your accompanists; they chant the psalms along with you,
like those who teach the recitation of the Qur'an with you.
2. As God made the Qibla manifest, abandon your search.
Hark, turn away from all futile search, now that the House
has come to view. If you forget this Qibla for one moment,
you will be overcome by the qibla of desires.
3. Very high, very grand, and very wide is the ocean of God,
the Water of life. You went after the form and were lead
astray. How can you see it? You abandoned the truth.
Sometimes it is named "tree," sometimes "sun," sometimes
"ocean," sometimes "cloud," one thing from which scores
of discoveries arise, its slightest definition an everlasting
4. You see throngs of afflicted feeble folk seated at the
door in ardent hope. O you who are crushed, your
pleas have been heard. Hark! Rush toward the mercy
of God and be delivered of pain. How often has your
disease been cured! How often your soul been
delivered of grief!!
5. When a magician sleeps, so does his sorcery and
his craft. When the shepherd sleeps, the wolf becomes
assertive. But he who has made God his shepherd,
how can the wolf make him prey? The alchemy of God
is trustworthy and true. It is villainous to confuse it with
sorcery. [Mawlana Rumi]
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:32 AM
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