Tag Archives: Suffering

The Shrill Pipe of Love (6/3/18)

The Shrill Pipe of Love (6/3/18)

You are coming our way. You are a decent person.

We are also nice.

In appearance we look like fire,

but we are the Fountain of Life for you.

 

You are a small pigeon. You were born in this nest.

If you don’t come this way on your own, we will pull you by force.

 

Be in our temple. We are in the temple of that Beauty,

becoming drunk on His wine, the wine that comes only from Him.

 

We stand at our place like a mountain, but we flow like a torrent.

We keep silent like that, but sometimes yell and scream like thunder.

 

Although like fate we kill people for no reason,

you have a soul that resembles the sea.

Put it in your palm and come to us.

 

Our part of ownership of these five senses is only a short five days.

But, there are six dimensions and we are a sultan in each one of them.

 

We are following the shrill pipe of Love.

Our breath is sharp. Our voice caresses the soul,

because we keep playing the vessel of the soul, crying for you.

 

You concern yourself with the matters of Love.

If you are sincere, don’t look for a bed and a pillow.

We have welcomed this illness caused by our desire to reach the Mine.

We haven’t welcomed it out of love for a bed and pillow.

 

The light of the sky, the praise of Tebriz is our Shamseddin.

Because of that Sun, our insides have turned out to be the sky

and the self has become the Moon.

Divan-i Kebir, Meter 10, Gazel 71, Verses 749-757, Pages 155-156.

Your Being is the Curtain (3/25/18)

Your Being is the Curtain (3/25/18)

If you become prey to God, you will be freed from sorrows.

If you run after your desires, you will stay a slave to your self.

You should know this very well: Your being is the curtain that conceals God from you.

Don’t stay with your self. If you do, you will be hurt time after time.

Rubailer, Page 454, Rubai #4

Don’t Worry (1/28/18)

Don’t Worry (1/28/18)

Once you become the friend of one whose heart is in God,

don’t pay attention to other people and their customs.

Your soul will fall in Love’s fire like your fate.

Don’t worry. Don’t run away.

Know this well:  From now on, you won’t fit in anywhere.

                                                  Rubailer, Page 424, Rubai #2

There is … No Remedy…Except You (11/26/17)

There is… No Remedy … Except You (11/26/17)

O my Life who adds Soul to my soul, lift the curtain.

O One who takes care of my grief, who is willing to stay with me all night long!

 

O One who hears my cries, timely and untimely!

O One who puts fire into every atom of my being! Continue reading

There Are Rose Gardens for Lovers (9/3/17)

The Rose Garden Inside of You (9/3/17)

There are rose gardens for lovers inside of those bloody fences.

There are so many other businesses for lovers thanks to the absolute beauty of Love.

 

The mind says, “There are six dimensions to the world of existence.

There is no road beyond those boundaries.”

Yet Love says, “Yes, there is. I have been back and forth many times. Continue reading

The Situation Is Not Like That (8/20/17)

The Situation Is Not Like That (8/20/17)

Between the darkness of sleep and the light of awakening,

in the dark of evening, I saw such a person!

 

He was a traveler with such a beautiful face, on his journey to the Holy Temple.

He was pure wisdom, the light of awareness. Continue reading

The Sign and Evidence (7/30/17)

The Sign and Evidence (7/30/17)

You are the light of my heart, the peace and comfort of my soul.

You create troubles and, at the same time, You are the trouble.

They ask me, “Where are the signs, the evidence of the Beloved?”

But, the lack of signs and evidence is the sign and evidence of the Beloved.

Rubailer, Page 358, Rubai #1

“You Are Not Mud. You Are This Gold.”(7/23/17)

“You Are Not Mud. You Are This Gold.” (7/23/17)

Don’t you see?

Thirst is telling water to go away. Hunger is turning its nose up at bread.

The tunnel is angry at the sun because it doesn’t want its light.

What a crazy, stupid, unfortunate situation this is. Continue reading

From Words to Ecstasy (11/6/16)

From Words to Ecstasy (11/6/16)

From Words to Ecstasy (11/6/16)

The secret of Truth cannot be understood by asking questions,

gathering information, or spending all of your wealth and belongings.

If you haven’t cried for fifty years with bloody tears, if you haven’t burned your heart out,

you will never find the way from words to ecstasy.

Rubailer, Page 267, Rubai #2

Water Is Never Afraid of the Fire (9/18/16)

Water Is Never Afraid of the Fire (9/18/16)

Water Is Never Afraid of the Fire (9/18/16)

Love has ruined my heart.

It is about time for the Sun to shine on my broken heart.

 

That Sultan prayed for me, then He accepted His own prayer.

When I heard that, I became so ashamed that I lost all control and fell to the ground. Continue reading