Three Day Mountain Isolation Retreat: Journal Entry #3:
Day Three: Sunday morning I was sitting in my little cabin and the sun was shining through the window. I wanted to sit in the sun for a while so I closed my eyes and was just enjoying the warmth. Just like the previous day i began to notice a strong buzzing underneath me, as if the floor and chair were vibrating. At some point I became aware of an inner expansion, which I just allowed to unfold in front of me. Continue reading
“Attar has roamed through the seven cities of love while we have barely turned down the first street.”
said Rumi about the Persian poet Farid-ud-din Attar.
Attar is one of the most famous mystic poets of Iran. His works were the inspiration of Rumi and many other mystic poets. The name ‘ATTAR’ means herbalist, druggist and perfume seller. Continue reading
“The whole world is a marketplace for Love,
For naught that is, from Love remains remote.
The Eternal Wisdom made all things in Love.
On Love they all depend, to Love all turn.
The earth, the heavens, the sun, the moon, the stars
The center of their orbit find in Love.
By Love are all bewildered, stupefied,
Intoxicated by the Wine of Love.
From each, Love demands a mystic silence.
What do all seek so earnestly? ‘Tis Love.
Love is the subject of their inmost thoughts,
In Love no longer “Thou” and “I” exist,
For self has passed away in the Beloved.
Now will I draw aside the veil from Love,
And in the temple of mine inmost soul
Behold the Friend, Incomparable Love.
He who would know the secret of both worlds
Will find that the secret of them both is Love.”
~ Farid Ud Din Attar
Ah, the music of mystics
The sound of silence
That plays with an orchestra of none.
Play on gentle muse and I will listen to our song
As we tap our toes to the rhythm of Love.