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'I died a hundred times and I learned this:

Your fragrance came and I was made alive.

I gave my life a hundred times, and fell -

I heard your call, and I was born again.

I placed a net to catch the falcon Love

Deep in my heart - he seized my heart

and went...'

Mevlana Jalull-u-din Rumi

'God is the first and the last,

the manifest and the hidden:

and God has full knowledge

of all things'

'God makes night enter day

and day enter night;

and God knows

what is in all hearts'


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A famous one from Mevlana (and one of my favourites);

'Not Christian or Jew or Muslim not Hindu,

Buddhist, Sufi or Zen. Not any religion

Or Cultural system. I am not from the East

nor from the West, not out of the ocean or up

from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not

composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

am not entity in this world or the next,

did not descend from Adam and Eve or any

or any origin story.

My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless.

Neither body or soul.

I belong to the Beloved, have seen the two

worlds as one and that one call to and know,

first, last, outer, inner, only that

breath breathing human being'


Qoute from the Qur'an;

'Therefore remember Me, I will remember you

and be thankful to Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me' (sura 2:152)

'O you who believe, Remeber Allah with all your rememberance' (sura 33.41)

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Hazrat Shihabuddin Yahya al-Suhrawardi

extract from Hayakal Al-nur

'Knowledge is like water, the source of life. Look around you, it is everywhere: torrents of rain, rivers, lakes, oceans...Yet all recieve in accordance with their destiny, in accordance with their need, in the amount of the size of their cup'


Extract from the Diwan-i-Hafiz

'Now that the bowl of every flower

Is filled with pure wine,

A hundred thousand song-birds

Are praising it in chorus.

Ask for a sheaf of poems

And head for the fields;

This is no time for college study

And the hair-splitting of the schools.

Yesterday the Doctor of Divinity fell drunk

And proclaimed in a Fatwaa,

'Although drinking is illegal,

Living in an endowed institution is worse'.

You have no prerogative

To decide if the wine be pure or dregs,

Keep quiet;

For whatever the cup-bearer serves us

Is pure grace.

Withdraw from the company of men

And learn from the 'anqaa,

For the fame of those who live in solitude

Stretches to the ends of the earth.

Myself and those who claim to be my equals

Are like the needle-workers in gold,

And the poor weaver in the story.

Keep silent, Hafiz,

And hold back your golden thoughts,

For here a forger

Is the chief banker of the city'

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