The Glow of Your Presence

Where have you taken your sweet song?

Come back and play me a tune.

I never really cared for the things of this world.

It was the glow of your presence

that filled it with beauty.

by Hafiz
(1320 – 1389) 
English version by
David and Sabrineh Fideler

Original Language
Persian/Farsi

Muslim / Sufi
14th Century 

Black and White

Black is synonymous of Wholeness.

White is synonymous of Totality.

Black and White is Harmony of both Wholeness and Totality.

( This is the lighter side of spirituality. )

Hindu Aarti Ceremony 

God is neither light nor darkness it is a meeting point of Both that is the hidden meaning of Hindu ritual of Evening Aarti or prayer .

EVENING = EVEN IN GOD = Neither light Nor Darkness .

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Freedom from Mind


Have 
Learned 
So much from God 
That I can no longer 
Call 
Myself 

A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, 
a Buddhist, a Jew. 

The Truth has shared so much of Itself 
With me 

That I can no longer call myself 
A man, a woman, an angel, 
Or even a pure 
Soul. 

Love has 
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash 
And freed 
Me 

Of every concept and image 
my mind has ever known.

Hafiz
From: ‘The Gift’ 
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Love All.

Picture by : ram H singhal

Flute of Divine

Breath in Love ,

Breath out Happiness ,

Be a Flute of Divine.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

No
Conflict
When the flute is playing
For then I see every movement emanates
From God’s
Holy
Dance.

 by Hafiz
(1320 – 1389) 

On a simple level, the flute is like a plaintive, purified human voice, calling out — an expression of longing.

The flute is also hollow, empty, and it is precisely because of this emptiness that its sound is so pure.

On a more esoteric level, each human being is a living flute. The hollow reed is the sushumna, the central spiritual channel that parallels the spine. The holes of the flute are the chakras that open out from the sushumna.

Living music is produced when the breath of God flows through this hollow reed, producing bliss, producing the sound of God. The sound heard is a soft hum or quiet ringing which gently draws us into the divine embrace.

Love all.

Face of God

Dance, Dervish dance ….

bring the face of god before you.

only love can lift the heart up so high that its true color is restored by the sun!

see him near and clapping, that perfect one who fathers divine rhythm.

o dance, dervish dance ……

and know you bring your master happiness whenever you smile.

last night so many tears took flight because of joy that the sky god crowded and complained

when i discovered god hiding again in my heart

and i could not cease to celebrate.

by Hafiz
(1320 – 1389)

Love All,

(c) ram H singhal

Eyes so Soft

Don’t surrender your loneliness 
So quickly. 
Let it cut more deep. 

Let it ferment and season you 
As few human 
Or even divine ingredients can. 

Something missing in my heart tonight 
Has made my eyes so soft, 
My voice 
So tender, 

My need of God 
Absolutely 
Clear. 

Shams al-Din Hafiz

(1325 – 1389 )

Statement of Understanding

I am Old in Time but Not old in Timelessness is not a Statement of Spirituality but a Statement of Understanding the Divine Nature of Cosmic Consciousness.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Bathe in the truth

O friend!  hope for Divine whilst you live, know whilst you live,

  understand whilst you live: for in life deliverance abides.

If your bonds be not broken whilst living, what hope of deliverance in death?

It is but an empty dream, that the soul shall have union with Divine because it has passed from the body:

If Divine is found now, Divine is found then,

If not, we do but go to dwell in the City of Death.

If you have union now, you shall have it hereafter.

Bathe in the truth, know the true Guru, have faith in the true Name!

Kabîr says: “It is the Spirit of the quest which helps; I am the slave of this Spirit of the quest.

~By:  Kabir From: Songs Of Kabir Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

Kabir Saamagri

Kabir Das (IAST: Kabīr) was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib. 

Love All.

Compiled by : ran H singhal