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

 

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The New York city Tweedledum

Have you ever been to the New York city?

Oh, its beautiful in New York city. Btw, when were you in New York city? In December I was in New York city.

There is train from Boston that goes to New York city. Reaches at 17:00hrs in New York city and splendid looks New York city.

December brings happiness in New York city. New York city! That place full of lovely ladies and handsome hunks who love the city not for its scumbags but good looking punks…??!!.

New York city dude! They, the rich lives there!!!

Brooklyn is a part of New York city… Its one of the boroughs of New York city…..

Christmas in awesome in New York city. Whats the accent like in New York city..?? Its like the accent in the New York city…

Whats so great about New York city….. !!! Its great coz its THE NEW YORK CITY….

Are you obsessed with New York city… I love New York city…. Romantic spot in New York city..

ITS THE NEW YORK CITY

Listen To You-Tube

What’s up People!!

Howzit going!!

Well, there are many of you who love to listen to your favorite songs on youtube… and I’m sure some of them are vintage, some of them are really old and cannot be found, yada yada yada…

So, here’s a link to a website, that allows you to download/convert a youtube video song file to a MP3 file…
You can get it in your hard drive, pen-drive, music players, ipod etc….
www.listentoyoutube.com

Enjoy

Love
Alan