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

25 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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