"When I come to Love, I am ashamed of allthat I have ever said about Love."-- Rumi
Mansur uttered "Ana'l-Haqq" - I am the truth - and was condemned to death for it .
It was his intolerably heretical claim to have achieved unity with the Devine that made him the only Sufi martyr in history.
After the long departure, finaly with the help of an old man, Layla and Majnun faced each other.
The old man tugged on her arm, but Layla could not move.
"Noble Sir", she pleaded, "this far but no farther. Even now I am like a burning candle; one step closer to the fire and I shall be consumed completely. "
Majnun stumbled forward and suddenly under the dome of heaven, Layla and Majnun faced eachother.
The two lovers stared at one another, drunk with the wine of love. Yet though they were now close enough to touch, they knew that such wine could be tested only in paradise. A breath, a sigh, a stifled cry, and Majnun turned and run from the groove back into the desert, vanishing like a shadow into the night.
Orphaned at a young age, Rabia(Rabia of Basra 717 - 801) became a slave and the sexual property of her master. Yet, she longed throughtout her life to experience mystical union with God.
It was during one of these nightly meditations that her master first noticed a blinding nimbus of light shinning above her head, illuminating the entire house he immediately set Rabia free, allowing her to go into the desert to pursue the Way.
Rabia's poetry betrays a profoundly intimate encounter with God :
You are my breath,
My abundant wealth.
Without You - my life, my LOVE -
I would never have wondered across these endless countries.....
I look everywhere for Your love -
Then I am suddenly filled with it.
O Captain of my Heart,
Radiant Eye of Yearning in my breast,
I will never be free from YOU
As long as I live.
Be satisfied with me, Love,
And I am satisfied.
And now....its Laal Shahbaaz Qalander....in his mystic DHAMAAL. His eyes are closed seems like he dont know where he is and what his purpose in this world. He who knows only that there is HIS GOD somewhere and he can clearly see HIM.... He said once about his Tasawwuf that " It begins with the thought of GOD / ALLAH and then there is no end of it"
Apnay dost key muhabbat mein
Ruqs kanna'n hon mein aagh per
Jhoomta hon kabhi khaakh mein
Loot-ta hon or kabhi kantoo'n per
Ghoomta hon mein muhabbat mein
Badnaam ho gaya hon mein tum say
Iltaja kerta hon k tum mere pass
Aao ! Mein badnaami say nahi darta orr
Bazaaro'n mein nachnay say nahi darta
Poetry by Moulana Rumi : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTHRl_GBeGA
Tina Petrova about Sufism : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJDeQRLhar4
Defination : The meaning of Sufism is the selfless expiriencing of the truth.
Me just a drop of water has mixed myself into the sea and now I have lost myself. I dont know which way I have to turn....whether downwards or upwards lie my destiny.
Do I actually belong here ?????? hmmm....
(Few incidents were taking from : No god but God by Reza Aslan)