Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Companion

The Companion or the Friend (Doost, Yar) is another frequently used metaphor for Divine being in Rumi's Poetry. Many of his stories and verses of other Sufi mystics depict the quest for the Companion. There is companionship at multiple levels, frienship at various degrees. Here, not only between the Moon and Mars here, but also, if you look solely within the Moon, it shines by the light of its Companion, The Light bestowing Sun and of course, God "is the Light of the Heavens and of Earth".
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Painter

Rumi sometimes refers to the Divine creator as the Painter who has created the world as a painting of His creation.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rumi on Love - part 3 - Love makes Mountains Dance

From love
The earthly body can soar through the skies
From love
The mountain springs up and starts to dance