DESIDERATA

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons,…

And it all comes down to nothing!

Sad at how life has been for quite some time. There are things you presume you have complete control over but they .. just slip out of your hands.. just like that.. and everything just blows into thin air like vapours.. like a minor movement blows the entire house of cards into ashes! Why does…

Why The Answer To Prayer Is Delayed – Rumi

Ah! Many earnest suppliants wail forth prayers, Till the smoke of their wailing rises to heaven. Yes, the perfume of the incense of sinners’ groans mounts up above the lofty roof of Heaven. Then the angels supplicate God, saying, “O Thou that hearest prayer and relievest pain, Thy faithful slave is bowing down before Thee….

5 most important books!

List the 5 most important books you’ve ever read. Don’t think too much, just get a pen, or open a new post, and start listing books. When you’re done, go book and write a sentence or two about why each book ended up on your list. Do you think those books would have been more…

Rumi’s The Mathnawi

Yet another awesome book on Rumi! =) I have been wanting to read his anecdotes, and finally I can enjoy them.

Port Grand

I present you Karachi’s recent and Most peaceful attraction! =) Just what the Karachiites wanted! The place is a must visit. Located at the scenic Napier Mole Bridge, Port Grand offers tons of destinations for its visitors to freshen up themselves and with its long, narrow Mermaid lane, offers the best Pakistani cuisine that will…

the sweet blade of your anger by Rumi

What is the use of going to see a mountain cliff if your face is not there? Why hear the secret of secrets if you are not mentioned? If Adam and Eve and their family knew nothing of you, whom should I ask? What if I get prosperity and honors and all the satisfactions anyone…

the light inside the face by Rumi

The soul gives off a light. You are that beauty. How does the soul stand such light? Great elegant-feathered, many-colored bird inside whose stretching wing-shadow even crows become stately messengers, you grace this unforgivable place with kindness. You help those who hurt, loosening their knotted hearts. Oceans disappear and reappear inside this pearl that you…

Spillings by Rumi

The mirror inside me shows I cannot say what, but I cannot know. I run from body. I run from spirit. I do not belong anywhere. I am not alive. Do you smell the decay? You talk about my craziness. Listen rather to the honed-blade sanity I say. This gourd head on top of a…

Buoyancy by Rumi

Love has taken away my practices and filled me with poetry. I tried to keep quietly repeating No strength but yours, but I couldn’t. I had to clap and sing. I used to be respectable, chaste and stable, but who can stand in this strong wind and remember those things? A mountain keeps an echo…

Says Rumi…

Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey to the ocean of meanings where you become one of those. From one terrace to another through clay banks, washing your wings with watery silt, follow your friends. The pitcher breaks. You are in the moving river, living water. How long will you make clay pitchers…

The Big Red Book!

I finally got hold of Rumi’s Bestest Collection. Now I can finally satisfy my insatiable craving!😉 Will update you on the wonderful wisdom the Red Book offers pretty soon🙂