Tagged with Sufism

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

The Pearl

The Pearl


* * Then a man came forward. He was a man with a long beard; his long brown hair was swayed by the wind. To Nasheva, the man asked, “O beloved Lady Nasheva, please speak to us of the essence of life.” Nasheva nodded and gave him a blessing from the distance. She did not … 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

Toward Eternity

Toward Eternity


* * It takes only one inhale to take love. It takes only one exhale to give love. One who understands this walks toward eternity. * Inhale and exhale love. That’s how one walks towards eternity. That’s also how one dives into a lover’s heart. * Dive into their heart. Dive deeper until you reach the … 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

Colors

Colors


* * Is purple beautiful? She said so; he disagreed with her. Is yellow beautiful? He said so; she disagreed with him. * Then they walked along the road, Up the hill, passed by the streams, still feeling discontent with each other. Near the waterfalls, they saw a rainbow. “How beautiful!” both said. They glanced at … Continue reading

Break the Shell

Break the Shell


* * You’re looking for light in the sun, when it is actually in your heart. * Miles to cover, days to spend. Look no further. Your heart is the shell, Love is the pearl. Break the shell, so the pearl shines. If the shell doesn’t break, how can the pearl shine? * If the … Continue reading