Majid M. Naini (www.naini.net)
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Bename Hazrate Eshghبنام
Asheghan eidetan mobarak bad,عاشقان
عیدتان مبارک باد
Eid bar asheghan mobarak bad.عید
بر عاشقان مبارک باد
Eid ar booye jone ma darad,عید
ار بوی جان ما دارد
Bar tou va bar jahan mobarak bad.
بر تو وبر جهان مبارک باد
blesses our planet with a revival of beauty, bounty, and new life. As nature's
rebirth begins, I hope our hearts and souls also bloom the new buds of love,
compassion, and hope, which could bring about a much more peaceful, loving, and
caring year for all of earth's inhabitants. Unfortunately, last year our world
was plagued with wars and violence. Many people, including innocent children,
women, and men have been killed or injured. Countless others suffer from
insufficient food, shelter, and medicine. I pray to Hazrate Eshgh (the God of
love) that this coming Noruz will be a healthy, happy, prosperous, harmonious,
and peaceful year for every living creature on our beautiful planet, especially
for my fellow Iranians and everyone who celebrates Noruz. I hope that a magical
divine ray of love, wisdom, and humanity will shine through the hearts of all
people and their leaders. I wish this would miraculously warm their hearts and
enlighten their souls to make a genuine effort for eternal peace on Earth.
On this wonderful
and ancient occasion, I intend to highlight a few of Molana's teachings and
insights, particularly for the younger generation who may not know him as well.
I hope that all of us remember these teachings in order to make the above wishes
come to fruition. Molana has been the best selling poet for over a decade in the
U.S. and other countries. UNESCO dedicated 2007 as the "Year of Rumi". Molana,
through his higher senses in his times of jubilation and ecstasy, experienced
the most astonishing visions about the realities and mysteries of our universe
and our life journey. About 750 years ago Molana described such phenomena as
force of gravity, nuclear explosion, spinning Earth and galaxies, matter and
antimatter, our five higher senses, music's origin, and countless other
scientific wonders that centuries later scientists "discovered". Above all,
Molana's poetry emphasizes eternal love and the human journey and endeavor in
the present life and beyond.
declares that love is the reason for the creation of the universe. Love makes
mountains dance and the whole universe sing a heavenly song of divine unity.
Love surpasses all the boundaries of race, nationality, gender, religion,
civilization, and culture. As love is universal, so is truth.
The holy Prophet
said that God has stated,
My intention for
the creation has been love (mercy).
I didn't create
But to be
generous to the creatures.
For love God
created the universe,
benefited from God's Sun of mercy.
If it was not for
the pure love,
When would I
(God) have given existence to the universe.
I erected the
So you could
comprehend the grandeur of love.
The spinning of
galaxies is a wave of love,
Were it not
for love, the world would perish.
2. Love is the
miraculous force that quickens the flow of the energy of our souls and allows us
to soar to the highest state of ecstasy in our majestic journey of life. Through
love, all the ills of humanity can be cured.
I was dead,
I became alive.
I was tears,
I became laughter.
The majesty of love came,
And I became an everlasting majesty myself.
Even if the
falls in love,
he will win,
become like Gabriel and his evilness will die.
Be happy, oh our
well desired love,
The healer of all
Oh, the medicine
for our pride and arrogance,
Oh (love), you
are our Plato and Galen.
Through love, the
earthly body soared to the skies,
began to dance and became agile.
From love, bitter
From love, thorns
vinegar becomes wine,
From love, fire
From love, devil
From love, sorrow
sickness becomes health,
From love, fury
From love, dead
From love, king
is to be alive from Love,
physically alive, is a disgrace.
3. There is no
death. Life is an everlasting journey through time and space within this
universe and then beyond in timelessness. For the time being, we are stationed
on the beautiful Earth, in the Solar System of the Milky Way Galaxy, in the
Local Group Cluster, in the infinite Universe.
I died from solid
and became plant,
From plant I was
transformed to animal.
From animal I
died and became a human,
Then why should I
be afraid of death
I never became
less from death
Next I die from
and soar to
become an angel
I soar again from
something that you cannot even imagine.
4. Whatever we do
on Earth is recorded for eternity. This current life is like a dream and when
our bodies die; it is then that we feel awake. It is this awakening which will
reveal the consequences of our "earthly" deeds.
Similarly, this world which is the sleeper's
dream XE "dream"
The sleeper thinks that this is permanent.
Until suddenly the dawn of death
XE "death" arises,
And he is freed from the darkness of
suspicion and deception.
He will laugh at his sorrows,
When he sees his eternal place and home.
Whatever you did in this sleep in the world,
Will appear to you at the time of awakening.
So you should not think,
that this evil act is permissible in this
dream XE "dream"
And has no consequence.
The blood (shed by you) will not sleep,
after your death
XE "death" in (the law of)
Do not say that I will die and I will be
This present retaliation (in the present
is a (temporary) deception,
In comparison with the wound of that (future)
this is a play.
the seeds of the shrubs,
expect to find him/her in a rose garden.
5. Clean the
mirror of your heart and soul so you can access your five higher senses.
There are five other (spiritual) senses
besides our five (bodily) senses
XE "senses" .
Those (spiritual senses
XE "senses" ) are like red (pure)
these (bodily) senses
XE "senses" are like copper.
The medicine of patience will burn the veil
veils" over your eyes,
It will also open your heart.
When the mirror
of the heart becomes clear and pure,
You will see images beyond the water and soil
You will see not only the image,
but the image-maker,
Not only the carpet,
but the carpet layer.
tolerance, and patience are the magical alchemy that accelerates the process of
our spiritual growth. This could transform our violent and unkind world into a
peaceful and harmonious one.
The animosity of
people toward you in this world,
you realize, is a hidden gold treasure.
are turned against you,
So your face is
Carry the burden
smilingly and cheerfully,
is the key to victory.
immensely from the petty ones,
They have often
writhed in anguish from such snakes.
When you tolerate
the pettiness of these petty ones,
You will reach
the light of the prophets
7. Happiness is a
state of mind and thoughts. We should be their master and not their slave.
all prisoners of thoughts,
reason they are broken hearted and sorrowful.
Oh my brother, you are all thoughts,
The rest are bones and flesh.
If your thoughts are flowers,
You are a flower garden.
And if your thoughts are shrubs,
You are burning wood for fire.
If you are rose water, you are sprinkled on
head and bosom,
And if you are urine, you are poured out.
As I travel
around our world, I always ask my audience and whomever I meet to pray and hope
for global peace and harmony. I try to remind them that we are all God's
children regardless of race, color, religion, nationality, gender, and culture.
Thus, in the very name of love, I humbly ask every one of you to please
fervently pray, hope, and work to bring about an incredible year of love, peace,
prosperity, joy, and harmony to our planet. I hope we can finally learn from our
past mistakes to be kinder, more compassionate, and tolerant towards each other
and our environment. Please keep in mind as Zoroastrians stated long ago, we can
only carry our "good words," "good thoughts," and "good deeds" with us to the
higher world. May our prayers and good wishes become an ocean of love to
permeate and soften the hearts and souls of all the world's people to come
closer together and bring about the everlasting global peace and harmony that we
need so urgently right now. I sincerely wish that we all follow Molana's grand
teachings and pass them on to as many others as we can - in the name of love and
peace. So would you please,
Set a fire in
your heart from love,
Burn all thoughts
God stayed and
everything else left,
Be happy, oh
fierce love, the burner of all our ills.
translations are by Dr. Majid M. Naini and some are from his book, Mysteries
of the Universe and Rumi's Discoveries on the Majestic Path of Love.
About the author:
Dr. Majid M.
Naini, a Professor of Computer and Information Technology and former University
Dean, is a leading Rumi scholar who has traveled over 400,000 miles throughout
the world and has spoken at the United Nations and over 500 national and
international conferences, seminars, and TV and radio programs since the tragic
events of 9-11 to promote universal love, peace, and harmony and to enhance
understanding and communication among people of all faiths, cultures, and
backgrounds. He is the author of many books and articles including Mysteries
of the Universe and Rumi's Discoveries on the Majestic Path of Love.
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