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Saturday, 21 January 2017
Short Sufi Story.... A disciple asked the Sheikh,“ O my true Sheikh, father of my soul, which is the sweetest honey in the world? There are so many kinds of honey. and all are sweet to the taste, but I want to know which one will dispel my karma, my sins. and the hunger of my soul? Which is the most exalted honey for the body and for the soul?" The Sheikh spoke. “Son, that is the honey of the qualities of God. His selfless duties, His actions, and His non-attached service. It is the honey of His three thousand gracious attributes, which give peace and comfort to all lives, honey mingled with His grace, honey that melts and oozes from the flower which blooms with the fragrance of wisdom.When that melting honey cascades from the Bower of the heart, it attracts all lives to the love that soothes the heart.The honey of grace is the honey which all lives savor. It is the most exalted honey. “In both the world of the souls and the next world, for the cage of the body, for the soul, for God, and for everyone, this is the honey which every life will taste, enjoy, and praise. One who realizes its incomparable flavor will understand its exaltedness, its benefits, and its bliss.”
Friday, 20 January 2017
Omar Khayyam.... I am a mirror and, who looks in me--- Whatever good or bad he speaks, he speaks of himself.....
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Sufi Short Story..... WHY THE DERVISH HIDES HIMSELF Rumi’s son asked him: ‘How and why is the dervish hidden? Is this done by superficial disguise? Is there something within himself which he conceals?’ The Master said: ‘It might be done in any way. Some write love-poems, and people think that they mean ordinary love. The dervish may hide his true position in the Way by adopting a calling. There are writers; and some, like Baba Farid, are traders. Still others follow various different outer activities. ”This may be done for the sake of defence against the shallow. Some purposely act in a manner which society might disapprove. ‘The Prophet has therefore said: “God has hidden the Men of Greatest Knowledge.” ‘A device may be adopted by the Followers of the Way to gain peace, when they might otherwise be hindered.’ The Master then recited: Ever-knowing-as they hide they seek. Appearing other than they are-to the ordinary man; In inward light they roam-making miracles come to pass Yet they are really known-to none........
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