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Sufism Being In A State Of Love (Quote & A Poem In Response)

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by namjiwankaur, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. namjiwankaur

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    We should reflect upon each thing in a state of love.
    Our love should be fragrant.
    Our every word should bring sweetness to the heart
    and be tasty to the tongue.
    Our every gaze should bring peace and happiness to others.
    We should have the kind of embrace that draws
    all children to our hearts with love.
    We have nothing else to give others, only our hearts.
    When we give our hearts, we emit that love.
    At once, people’s hunger will cease and they will be
    filled with love, compassion, and a beautiful taste.
    We may not have water or food to give, we may
    be starving too, but we are not without love and compassion.
    As soon as we talk to others, and give them love and compassion,
    their tiredness, sadness, and worry will leave them.
    Then we can offer them some water,
    and they can drink it and be refreshed.
    Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.)
    To Die Before Death:The Sufi Way of Life, p. 221

    (by Nam Jiwan)

    How dark is my heart this morning, Teacher?
    My earthly eyes see one thing;
    my heart and soul's eyes another.
    Yet I forget and forget and forget
    that the only eyes that matter
    are those that belong to heart and soul.
    Let love chase away ego.
    Let Your Face be all I seek in all I meet.
    I prostrate at Your Feet, my One and All.
    Forgive me for all I am not,
    for the flaws that scar my heart,
    for the bitter taste of my words
    when they are not love,
    for the stench of my bitterness.
    I long for bliss, but still I kiss with ego's lips.

    Awaken me, my Beloved,
    so my ego's eyes will close,
    so my eyes will reflect what I see in Yours,
    so I see Your Eyes in all creation,
    so I make my heart sweet and immaculate
    only to please You, so I kiss Your lips and not my own.

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  3. love and peace

    love and peace
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    Oct 4, 2012
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    Loved reading both poems, thanks for sharing...full of love :interestedkudi:
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  4. Rory

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    Great! :) I wish I was brave enough to write poetry.
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  5. OP

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    Nov 14, 2010
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    Sat Nam _/|\_

    I believe you are strong enough, Rory ji! Give it a go!

    ;-) Nam Jiwan
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