Say: 'O My servants who have transgressed against your own souls: do not despair of God's mercy, for God forgives all sins. It is S/He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.' Qur'an (39:53)

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I listen to this video almost daily. Many times it is in the background playing from the headphones while I do my stuff on the internet. I think it has a lot of subliminal power and I feel my heart soften now the minute it begins to play. Thank You, my Beloved, for the opportunity to know You so intimately through Rumi and all his friends who cherish him.

I was just visiting a wonderful blog called A Sufi Metamorphisis and enjoyed a post titled “Are Sufis Escapists?”.  Below is the comment I left after reading the post.


I don’t think a Sufi can escape life; its more like Tao where we go with what is and do not resist it. Its about life on God’s terms vs. resisting by wishing life was different. The more we get to know the Beloved, the more we know about life. Life is not necessarily about the earthly body; its the journey of the soul confined in a body. The Quran often advises us to contemplate on the universe to know God. For example:

Truly, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of the night and the day. There are indeed Signs for men of understanding, Men who remember (celebrate) the Praises of Allah, standing, sitting and lying down on their sides and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heaven and the earth, (with the prayer): “Our Lord! Not for nothing have You created (all) this! Glory to You! Give us relief from the Penalty of the Fire. (Quran 3:190-191)


The Prophet said, “An hour’s worth of contemplation is better than a year’s worth of worship.”


I follow the religion of Love,

Now I am sometimes called

A Shepherd of gazelles

And now a Christian monk,

And now a Persian sage.

My beloved is three-

Three yet only one;

Many things appear as three,

Which are no more than one.

Give Her no name,

As if to limit one

At sight of Whom

All limitation is confounded.

– Ibn Arabi –