Happy is the one who knows this mystery!

Flowers

Spring makes red and white flowers appear on the trees,
But the spring that is the origin of colors is colorless.

Understand what I have said, and give up all talk;
Run to the Origin without color and unite yourself to it.

Annihilate yourself before the One Existence
So that thousands of worlds leap out of you

And your pure existence flames out of itself
And goes on and on birthing different forms.

Of course, none of these forms will last.
Happy is the one who knows this mystery!

Happy is he who gives his life to know this!
He leaves this house for another, far more radiant.

You cannot understand this mystery through reason;
The Way to Knowledge winds through suffering and torment.

If you do not feel pain, you do not look for healing.
The soul that does not live in God is not alive.

She seems like a soul, but does not deserve the name:
She has not been made alive by the Beloved.

The soul is given life by the four elements
Like a lamp that burns through the night:

This light is from oil and wick, it is not eternal.
While the oil exists, the lamp burns, but then goes out.

The one made alive by God will never die.
He lives through God and not through gold or bread.

God is the Light, the Eternal Source of Lights.
This Light is causeless, as is His fiery radiance.

Like gold, God’s value comes from His pure, perfect essence.

~ Sultan Walad

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6 thoughts on “Happy is the one who knows this mystery!

    • Dear Ranu,

      Thank you for your visit and comments.

      Sultan Valad, the eldest son of Mawlana Rumi, shares some very nice teachings.

      All good wishes,

      robert

  1. Thank you for sharing this article quite interesting and, hopefully true happiness rays began to warm our hearts, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama πŸ™‚

    • Greetings,

      Thank you for your visit and comments. We’re glad that you found value in it.

      All good wishes,

      robert

    • Greetings,

      So glad that you found value in this.

      Thank you so much for your visit.

      All good wishes,

      robert

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