Tale of Reed: Masnavi-i-Rumi

Hearken to the reed-flute, how it complains, lamenting
its banishment from its home:

“Ever since they tore me from my osier bed,
My plaintive notes have moved men and women to tears.
I burst my breast, striving to give vent to sighs, and to
express the pangs of my yearning for my home.

He who abides far away from his home
Is ever longing for the day he shall return.

My wailing is heard in every throng,
In concert with them that rejoice and them that weep.

Each interprets my notes in harmony with his own
feelings.

But not one fathoms the secrets of my heart.
My secrets are not alien from my plaintive notes,
Yet they are not manifest to the sensual eye and ear.

Body is not veiled from soul, neither soul from body,
Yet no man hath ever seen a soul.”

 

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The above was an abstract from Masnavi (the works of Rumi); the translators of the book have translated the work into many languages and tongues but none did the job of interpretation.

Here, Rumi is clearly beginning the book with the tale of a reed which was separated from its wood long long ago.

The very passage actually talks about the soul of man been separated from God. The essence of Sufism is that, the soul has come from the eternal and has to go back to eternal, the world temporal has got it all bounded and it longs for the love of life that is God.

Now, take the above epitome and instead of reading it with a mind-set of reed flute, put soul of a man into it and read the tale of reed. 🙂

Love
Alan

 

Merry Christmas Dear Bloggers

It’s the most beautiful time of the year. Yes, its true Christmas time is here!

Bring out the chocolates, sweets, cakes and pastries.
Out come the smiles & laughter, filled with cheers brought by gifts and Santa stories.

This year has been a remarkable one, mostly owing to the adventurous tours, beginning my blog, and spending quality time with my buddies.

Often people think, this is a time to rejoice, reunite & go out on holidays, however they fail to realize that, its this time of year when we come out of our old closet  and embrace a new reality of life…

We are born-again and just a like a butterfly from its cocoon.

It’s the time when we should let the bygones be bygones…. The soul does cry out when happiness is felt to its core…

Many a things we lose and many we gain, but one thing remains; it’s the quality time spent with our loved ones this year… that passes by…

With all love from this part of the world…I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Feliz Navidad 🙂

Love
Alan

 

 

 

Life is not about wining Brownie Points!!

I was thinking to myself … Is this world really a place to adore?? Where everything is perfect still the lives aren’t.
Where man is always surrounded by problems and vagaries of life.

When you were an infant, your parents had a tension to raise you up.

When you were a teen, the problem of your education….

After education, exam tensions,… After exams… good result… Good result … Good career…

Good wife… then good life… then settlement… then kids…

Now … where you parents stood…. you stand in that same place again…

So tell me… is it worth adoring this life…

??

Love
Alan

Nothing much to say

What’s up folks!!

How’s life treating you so far?? I know I haven’t written in a long time… (LIKE PEOPLE CARE) ???!! LOL

Has it ever crossed your brilliant mind, sometimes life has so much to offer you, but you are staring blankly at some normal routine and boring stuff…

Yeah! When you start caring about things you love to do … then its your real self that is manifested…

People come everyday in the world and they go.. its right there… the life is blank completely blank…

I believe in making each day count…

Past few weeks, I haven’t been myself… I started working hard for some deals but couldn’t crack… then when I wasn’t looking for it… it came right at my face staring at me… !!

I suppose life will keep surprising us…all we have to do is embrace its offering!!

Love
Alan

There is no Love

What’s up people!!! What’s down!!

I have been thinking, when people say ‘I cannot live without you’ is just a bluff…

Most of the time in our darkest hour we say things like, oh I wish I could have had him/her more …
Even if our own kin our own mother or father, they the most loved ones passes away the pain is for a time… then memories…
it just fades away.

Time is a different thing… it doesn’t stop for anyone… it changes … with time the picture becomes blur…

You don’t remember the bygones.. do you?

You only get to live once… Why not live to the max?? I say its LIKING rather than LOVING…

People say, i’m incomplete without you… I say you were never… You came alone and will go alone…

Life is just a journey with all strangers… Its the realization that makes you a different person…

Expect nothing, you’ve nothing to lose.. Like people not love…

Love
Alan

LATE NIGHT BANTER WITH MY BLOG

Me: Blog… How have you been?
Blog: Been busy, people have been writing too much… They don’t even sleep.. In some part of the world its day and here it’s night… For some I am an obsession and for some, I’m like a vacation villa that is visited only once a year… Some are like you kind boy… who stop by to say hi…Lol
Me: Yeah, what have they been writing about?
Blog: ‘Things’….you name it …it’s there
Me: Oh Really?
Me: Don’t you get bored ?
Blog: No, not at all, I’m the most interesting thing in the world … the most intelligent thing in the world … The most happening place…
Me: How so?
Blog: Everything is happening here… People  are becoming rich and famous.. I have politics, businesses, someone getting tips on how to get pregnant and that whole shebang… So .. I m the happening place… I know everything.. Right from the head to toe… I contain everything …
Me: Well, don’t you get lonely..?
Blog: No, I have friends facebook and twitter.. But we don’t talk much …
Me: What is that one quality that you have and i don’t blog?
Blog: Well, I give love to people unconditionally… I’m selfless and I connect the world together …. I serve regardless; religion, ethnic, colour, background etc… Do you love people and accept them just like they are?
Me: No blog, I have short comings.. I often get lonely and don’t know what to do… I read,  stalk, love, cry, smile etc..
Blog: ah no…. Not lonely, not since the health tips, cooking material and a healthy laughter posts …
Me: any antidote  to my loneliness …
Blog: I guess you know where to go when you are lonely, Its wordpress.com :)….

Love
Alan