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A Sign of Ungratefulness (11/28/2021)

Posted on November 28, 2021
A Sign of Ungratefulness (11/28/2021) There is a sea which is not far from us. It is unseen, but it is not hidden. It is forbidden to talk about. Yet, at the same time, it is a sin and a sign of ungratefulness not to. Divan-i Kebir, Volume 1, ghazal
Not Even a Small Part of This Comes from the Sky (11/21/2021) Is there a lip from which the smell of soul isn’t coming right now? Is there a particle of the heart in which a trace of Him doesn’t reside?   If there are no provisions coming from that

Crying and Wailing (11/14/2021)

Posted on November 14, 2021
Crying and Wailing (11/14/2021) O One who kneaded my hands and feet from mud and gave senses and mind to my body, O Moon, enlighten my eyes and heart. Take me into Your arms. My soul, which chews Your sugar, is crying and wailing for You. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 3,

Celebration, Joy and Pleasure (11/7/2021)

Posted on November 7, 2021
Celebration, Joy and Pleasure (11/7/2021) Come, O Sufis. Come today. Yes, there is celebration, joy and pleasure today.   Come. The door to exit these six dimensions is being opened. A dust has risen from the bottom of the sea.   Come. Every head, every mind is being filled with

The Sun Rose (10/31/2021)

Posted on October 31, 2021
The Sun Rose (10/31/2021) When the enemy heard about the Sun of Absence, he made plans to cut it down. That Sun rose, sat and watched. The enemy looked everywhere, but could not see Him. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 3, page 351. The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations, Rubai 757,

It Brings Guilt (10/24/2021)

Posted on October 24, 2021
It Brings Guilt (10/24/2021) Your greatness cannot be contained in souls. You are beyond comprehension and imagination.   My mind doesn’t understand without You. My hand doesn’t reach anywhere if You are not in my arms and wings.   It is a big favor to grant our wishes. In fact,

The End of My Story (10/17/2021)

Posted on October 17, 2021
The End of My Story (10/17/2021) Once I was a child and followed teachers. Next, I was content watching the faces of my friends. But, see what happened at the end of my story: I came like a cloud and left with the wind. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 351.

Mere Form and Flesh (10/10/2021)

Posted on October 10, 2021
Mere Form and Flesh (10/10/2021) How can you know the design of the Designer, the paint of the Painter? You are mere form and flesh. How could you possibly know Soul?   You don’t even hear the sound of the drum. How could you see the signs of the hidden
Not Like Your Halfway Happiness (10/3/2021) We have neither silk garments nor silver, but we are happy. In trouble and fear, we are content. We are drunk on the wine of eternal submission. This is not like your halfway happiness. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 3, page 343 The Rubaiyat of Rumi,

This Heart (9/26/2021)

Posted on September 26, 2021
This Heart (9/26/2021) O One who takes the hearts of lovers as hostage, don’t shed the blood of lovers.Go away.   Look at the traces of blood on every road. Hear the bloody yells everywhere.   I said to this  heart, “See His club?” If you are a ball, follow

About Death (9/19/2021)

Posted on September 19, 2021
About Death (9/19/2021) Your soul is a guest of your body for only a couple of days. Yet, you have become so attached to this Earth that you don’t want to listen when I talk about death. Your soul is longing for that mansion – that “death before death.”* Unfortunately,

This is Expected of You (9/12/2021)

Posted on September 12, 2021
This is Expected of You (9/12/2021) The mind is a roadblock on the journey, O son. The road is wide open. Untie this bond. Tear it, O son.   The mind is a bondage. The heart is a trick, a deceit. The soul is a cover and a curtain. The

Only God Knows (9/5/2021)

Posted on September 5, 2021
Only God Knows (9/5/2021) We keep turning like the sky in our longing for the Moon. Only God knows our business. Considering all the things which are happening in this world, we wonder how smart people can keep their minds in their heads. Yet, they wonder about our exuberance. Rubailer (2016),

This Glory (8/29/2021)

Posted on August 29, 2021
This Glory (8/29/2021) O Beloved, we are Your guest tonight. Wait! Why did we say, “tonight?” We are Yours day and night, every day and every night.   We are at Your table in front of Your bowl, wherever we are, wherever we go.   We are the pictures which

The Treasure (8/22/2021)

Posted on August 22, 2021
The Treasure (8/22/2021) We are the treasure of God’s secrets. We are the endless ocean full of pearls. We are the space between the Moon and the fish. We are the One who sits on the throne of the Sultan. Rubailer (2016), Rubai #2, page 339. A Rubaiyat of Rumi,

See My Generosity? (8/15/2021)

Posted on August 15, 2021
See My Generosity? (8/15/2021) Why are you sorry if you lose your profit, your capital? Here I am. See My generosity? Don’t fall into despair.   If the world disappears and the sea becomes a drop of dew, who cares? If it passes out and drops to the ground, that

This Dog (8/8/2021)

Posted on August 8, 2021
This Dog (8/8/2021) I thought I could control the dog of my selfishness by putting on him the chain of repentance. Although he is getting tired and old, whenever he sees a carcass, he breaks the chain and attacks. What can I do with this dog? Rubailer (2016), Rubai #2,

Where You Used to Be (8/1/2021)

Posted on August 1, 2021
Like You Used to Be (8/1/2021) O heart, go. Go. Turn to blood like you used to be. Go to the valley and plain where you used to be.   Why are you rolling over the dirt of existence? Go to the furnace and brazier where you used to be.
Secrets Shaken Out with Thunder (7/25/2021) I became exuberant when that pearl emerged in me. I was turned into a rough sea by that storm. I revealed the secrets of the ocean, secrets shaken out with thunder. Then, I slept on the shore like an empty cloud. Rubailer (2016), Rubai

Because You Were Cooked (7/18/2021)

Posted on July 18, 2021
O Beloved, You flew away from this narrow cage. You freed Yourself from this dungeon of robbers and pickpockets.   You cleaned the dirt and dust from the surface of the mirror. You saw whatever was in that mirror.   You had been hearing, here and there, some news. You

Trying to Find Me (7/11/2021)

Posted on July 11, 2021
Trying to Find Me (7/11/2021) I stopped over at a tavern one day. There, I started to tear my patched-up body-cloak into pieces. While everyone else was busy with their own affairs, I was busy destroying my self, trying to find Me. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 3, page 326. A Rubaiyat

Focus Your Eyes on Absence (7/4/2021)

Posted on July 4, 2021
Focus Your Eyes on Absence (7/4/2021) You cut me off like an umbilical cord in the name of drunkenness. Even then, O Cupbearer, why did You leave me?   You create such Love with every breath. O One who makes everything appear, why are You not apparent?   There is

Because of My Longing (6/27/2021)

Posted on June 27, 2021
Because of My Longing (6/27/2021) Once this Love arrived, all other loves disappeared. Because of my longing for You, I was burned and turned into ashes. My ashes scattered and disappeared. Then, they came back, forming thousands of shapes again. Rubailer (2016), Rubai 3, page 220. A Rubaiyat of Rumi, The

Be Silent. I Will Read (6/20/2021)

Posted on June 20, 2021
If you fall in Love with me, I will make you utterly confused. Don’t construct anything, because in the end, I will destroy you.   Even if you make hives like a honey bee, I will still make you homeless like a fly.   You want to make people admire

I was Amazed (6/13/2021)

Posted on June 13, 2021
I was Amazed (6/13/2021) When I was drinking wine in Your tavern one day, I ripped off this cloak of mine, this cloak made of clay. In Your now-ruined tavern, I saw the harmony in its workings and in the workings of the universe. There was such balance of creation and

Anger (6/6/2021)

Posted on June 6, 2021
Anger (6/6/2021) All anger comes from pride. If you don’t fall into contempt, go, purify in humility. Give up the self. Be dust.   Anger is born from contempt and from the self. Use them both as a ladder. Step on them and climb to the sky.   Wherever you
From Existence to Nothingness (5/30/2021) I have twisted and wriggled like a snake because of someone’s charms. I have been curled up like the hair of the Beloved. By God, I don’t know what kind of twist that is. All I know is that suffering annihilates me, carrying me from
Your Only Dress Can Be the Light of the Heart (5/23/2021) You are such a moon that You don’t fit in the sky. You are such water that You cannot be contained in a river.   You are such a pearl that You exceed the oceans. You are such a

Empty Words (5/16/2021)

Posted on May 16, 2021
On the way to Love, each lover must either annihilate himself or give up his life in death. Some say, “Love’s goal is to drink water from the Fountain of Life.” These are just empty words, O lover, just empty words. Rubailer (2016), Rubai #3, page 226. A Rubaiyat of
O Sun who rides the horse of the sky! O Beauty who uses deception to turn Himself into a star!   Sometimes, You appear like the heart sitting in the middle of the house. At other times  You come and sit in a corner.   Sometimes, You stay at a

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