Tagged with Spirituality

Breath of Eternity

Breath of Eternity


* * He then paid his attention to Lord Hamzah. The Sultanate Treasury had nothing to do with the agreement between Syaikh Fatih and Lord Obaid; neither did he care for Lord Zubair’s view. He had an opinion of his own. Contrary to the response of most members of the Court, Lord Hamzah was not … Continue reading

Morning Saunter

Morning Saunter


* * Jalaluddin’s morning saunter had led him to the greenery in the outskirt of Konya. He reached into the river that stretched before him and washed his face until his beard and white robe’s neckline were soaked. He thought that everything must have gone well with his disciple Nasheva. But even when such certainty … Continue reading

Poet’s Tongue

Poet’s Tongue


* * A poet’s tongue is sweet like sugar. But do not be mistaken. The sugarcane is in the heart. * Do you think poetry is difficult? No. The truth is you don’t need a PhD in Linguistics or Literature just to be a poet. All you need is love. A poet is not necessarily … Continue reading

Real Voice

Real Voice


* * What keeps your body alive, you can hear it with the two ears. But what keeps your soul alive, you can only hear it with the third ear.    Stop listening with the two ears, listen with the third one. * Go to the woods like Thoreau, or gazed at the starry sky like … Continue reading

Spiritual Reunion

Spiritual Reunion


* * Nasheva heard Mawlana Jalaluddin’s final words reverberating in the horizon of her heart: “I have revealed to you the secrets of my heart, I have given to you the whispers of my soul, What was whispered by my soul in tears shall be spoken by eternity in joy Like the earth trusts the … Continue reading

Epicurean Trilemma

Epicurean Trilemma


* * In the library, Adelpha and Nasheva stood side by side. Adelpha knelt to take a papyrus from the third shelve up and showed it to Nasheva. “It arrived from Athens a week ago, as part of Lactantius’ De Ira Dei[1],” said Adelpha. “Read it.” Nasheva examined the neatly scripted manuscript that was written … Continue reading

Not the End

Not the End


* * Birth is not the beginning, death is not the end. They are merely stairways to eternity. * Birth is the ladder to this world, death is the ladder to that other world. * Now that you’re climbing the ladder to this world, hold tight onto it. Throw your gaze upon life, and then … Continue reading

Seek Inward


* An outer journey leads you to faraway lands. An inner one leads you to the sky. * Seek inward, you will lose nothing. You will find everything. * You’ve been boasting about your journey to those faraway lands. It is time for you to make that journey into your heart. ♥  * * This … Continue reading

Everlasting Beauty

Everlasting Beauty


* * Hadeel told Nasheva that Rabe’a Al Adawiya was a Sufi from Bashra, Iraq, who was once made a slave and had to do hard labor. One night her master saw Rabe’a was praying. He was astonished when seeing a lantern suspended without any chain above her head. The light coming from the lantern … Continue reading