Dar ul Irfan – University of Sufism and Self

The day of celebration has arrived,

but where is the Beloved?

Everywhere there is joy and happiness

but has anyone seen the Beloved?

what joy then.

how to rejoice then.

Union with the Beloved,

away from all there is.

that day is the day of sheer happiness.

How and where to seek the path to Beloved.

to the much awaited meeting

what price to pay

when will there be a resolve to this heartache

to existence without separation

without sorrow

that yearning for Beloved

where to acquire this sweet yearning pain

40 thoughts on “Dar ul Irfan – University of Sufism and Self

  1. Since this post is on my birthday, all the more reason to comment. In a dream this morning before dawn, I was walking with my one and only student, the recently bearded Mithun, a young Tamil lad, telling him that I’d met with a Sufi a little before, who had told me that the Sufi around his town didn’t meet in out in the open in mosques but in private, mostly in someone’s home, never a crowd, often just a couple, not in secret mind you, but you had to keep your identity a secret, what I was telling Mithun as I woke up.

    When I checked my stats this morning I saw you’d read and maybe even listened to a couple of my recent poetry posts. That’s inner contact, regardless if the dream matches your situation, since your university is basking in the sunlight for everyone to see, but dreams as you know use proxy servers and might call a fish a hoodwinkle and pond a stark gaze. Maybe it’s a moment of offering for our brothers and sisters of the inward way who do have to jump in silence. But as is often with dreams, which gaze in simultaneous directions, maybe there’s meaning somewhere there with you too.

    Anyway, I salute you.

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  2. A beautiful post touched my soul.

    I have a question which may sound weird. I have 100% surrendered unto God which I know 100% exists as it is by God’s grace I am still alive. I have no idea what form God takes and the more I find out about God the less I know. I found out this year that the word Muslim means surrendered to God. Problem is Christianity is my frame of reference and I’ve found the same glimpses of the Beloved in Buddhism, Quran as well as Bible and other religious texts.

    Is it possible to be a Muslim (surrendered unto God) Christian? Please don’t slam me for being a heretic for although I know there is bit one God there are many different aspects God displays to people.

    I hope I have not offended anyone.

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  3. I love Rumi. One needs to only look into the mirror to see the Beloved, for We are One. Thank you for liking my latest post. I have written a few poems with Rumi’s teachings in mind.
    🌎✌🏻❤️ TeachPeace

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  4. My Beloved is Jesus who drew me to himself when I was just a girl. He has been my inner peace, my wise counselor, and my caring Shepherd throughout life. And as if that wasn’t enough, he creates much joy. Of course, I’m not the only one who’s received all these blessings (and more). These are the things he’s promised, as recorded in the Bible, to anyone who comes to him (John 14:27; Isaiah 9:6; John 10:14, John 15:11). I’m so glad I did! P.S. Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful whenever you’re able to visit!

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  5. For to look in the mirror, one can see the Beloved in their eyes. One must allow love to grow within and project it on to others, there is where the Beloved lives. 🙏🥰🌎✌🏻❤️

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