Rumi’s poetry often centers on the search for the Beloved and the union with the Beloved.
It echoes the poetry of Bhagavan Ramana and the verses Bhagavan wrote to Arunachala.
Rumi says, “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you”.
It was the same with Bhagavan Ramana. The minute he heard the name Arunachala, he associated it with something majestic, God Himself and started looking for it.
The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.
From Open Secret: Versions of Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks / Translated by John Moyne
Photo art from Eden Kailash Facebook Page
Without faith one can never jump into the arms of the Divine Beloved.
We do not have enough personal strength to go into the unknown.
The personal identity cannot step into the unknown without faith.
To allow that final surrender to the Divine to take place is called Grace.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana used to say that the highest spiritual teaching and transmission is only in silence.
True Silence comes when there is complete surrender to God without any reservation.
Then there is no room for anxiety, worry, or any other mental noise.
In this sublime silence filled to the brim with peace and contentment, the fullness of awareness spontaneously reveals ItSelf as the Universal Intelligence.
It is the Pure Infinite Being whose very nature is Bliss.
Editor’s note: The photo art is from Eden Kailash fb page.