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1145 - 1220/21 | निशापुर, ईरान

शहर-ए-नेशापुर, ईरान के अ’ज़ीम शाइ’र, मुसन्निफ़, हकीम और रुहानी सूफ़ी

शहर-ए-नेशापुर, ईरान के अ’ज़ीम शाइ’र, मुसन्निफ़, हकीम और रुहानी सूफ़ी

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SO COMPLETE WAS THE BAYAZID'S ABSORPTION IN GOD THAT, EVERY DAY WHEN HE WAS CALLED BY A DISCIPLE WHO HAD BEEN HIS INSEPARABLE COMPANION FOR TWENTY YEARS, HE WOULD SAY - MY SON ! WHAT IS YOUR NAME ? MASTER THE DISCIPLE SAID ONE DAY - YOU ARE MOCKING ME. FOR TWENTY YEARS I HAVE BEEN SERVING YOU, AND EVERY DAY YOU ASK ME MY NAME. MY SON ..REPLIED BAYAZID . I DO NOT DERIDE YOU. BUT HIS NAME HAS ENTERED MY HEART AND HAS EXPELLED ALL OTHER NAMES. AS SOON AS I LEARN A NEW NAME. I PROMPTLY FORGET IT.

SO COMPLETE WAS THE BAYAZID'S ABSORPTION IN GOD THAT, EVERY DAY WHEN HE WAS CALLED BY A DISCIPLE WHO HAD BEEN HIS INSEPARABLE COMPANION FOR TWENTY YEARS, HE WOULD SAY - MY SON ! WHAT IS YOUR NAME ? MASTER THE DISCIPLE SAID ONE DAY - YOU ARE MOCKING ME. FOR TWENTY YEARS I HAVE BEEN SERVING YOU, AND EVERY DAY YOU ASK ME MY NAME. MY SON ..REPLIED BAYAZID . I DO NOT DERIDE YOU. BUT HIS NAME HAS ENTERED MY HEART AND HAS EXPELLED ALL OTHER NAMES. AS SOON AS I LEARN A NEW NAME. I PROMPTLY FORGET IT.

THE FIRST STEP IS TO SAY - GOD . AND NOTHING ELSE; THE SECOND IS INTIMACY; AND THE THIRD IS TO BURN.

THE FIRST STEP IS TO SAY - GOD . AND NOTHING ELSE; THE SECOND IS INTIMACY; AND THE THIRD IS TO BURN.

HASAN AL BASRI ASKED - AL AJAMI, HOW DID YOU ATATIN TO SUCH SPIRITUAL HEIGHT ? BY WHITENING THE HEART, BY PRAYERS AND NOT BY DARKENING PAPERS BY WRITING.

HASAN AL BASRI ASKED - AL AJAMI, HOW DID YOU ATATIN TO SUCH SPIRITUAL HEIGHT ? BY WHITENING THE HEART, BY PRAYERS AND NOT BY DARKENING PAPERS BY WRITING.

SOME ISRAELITES INSULTED JESUS ONE DAY AS HE WALK THROUGH THE MARKETPLACE. HE ANSWERED THEM ONLY BY REPEATING PRAYERS IN THEIR NAME. SOMEONE SAID TO HIM - YOU PRAYED FOR THESE MEN. DO YOU NOT FEEL ANGER AT THEIR TREATMENT OF YOU? HE ANSWERED - I COULD SPEND ONLY WHAT I CARRY IN MY PURSE.

SOME ISRAELITES INSULTED JESUS ONE DAY AS HE WALK THROUGH THE MARKETPLACE. HE ANSWERED THEM ONLY BY REPEATING PRAYERS IN THEIR NAME. SOMEONE SAID TO HIM - YOU PRAYED FOR THESE MEN. DO YOU NOT FEEL ANGER AT THEIR TREATMENT OF YOU? HE ANSWERED - I COULD SPEND ONLY WHAT I CARRY IN MY PURSE.

IBRAHIM DREAMED HE SAW THE ANGEL GABRIEL WRITING DOWN THE NAMES OF THE FRIENDS OF GOD. IBRAHIM ASKED - IS MY NAME THERE? NO! THE ANGEL REPLIED . IBRAHIM SAID - I AM THE FRIEND OF THE FRIENDS OF GOD. GABRIEL WAS SILENT FOR A LONG TIME. THEN HE SAID - IBRAHIM, I AM WRITING YOUR NAME AT THE HEAD OF THIS LIST.

IBRAHIM DREAMED HE SAW THE ANGEL GABRIEL WRITING DOWN THE NAMES OF THE FRIENDS OF GOD. IBRAHIM ASKED - IS MY NAME THERE? NO! THE ANGEL REPLIED . IBRAHIM SAID - I AM THE FRIEND OF THE FRIENDS OF GOD. GABRIEL WAS SILENT FOR A LONG TIME. THEN HE SAID - IBRAHIM, I AM WRITING YOUR NAME AT THE HEAD OF THIS LIST.

SOMEONE ASKED SATAN - O WRETCHED ONE, WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THAT YOU HAD BEEN CURSED, WHY DID YOU ACCEPT IT SO WHOLEHEARTDLY IN YOUR HEART LIKE A TREASURE ? SATAN REPLIED - A CURSE IS THE KINGS ARROW.WHEN HE FIRES IT , HE LOOKS TO THE TARGET. IF YOU HAVE EYES, LOOK AT THE ARCHER'S TARGET, NOT AT HIS ARROW.

SOMEONE ASKED SATAN - O WRETCHED ONE, WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THAT YOU HAD BEEN CURSED, WHY DID YOU ACCEPT IT SO WHOLEHEARTDLY IN YOUR HEART LIKE A TREASURE ? SATAN REPLIED - A CURSE IS THE KINGS ARROW.WHEN HE FIRES IT , HE LOOKS TO THE TARGET. IF YOU HAVE EYES, LOOK AT THE ARCHER'S TARGET, NOT AT HIS ARROW.

SALIH ALWAYS TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES,.WHO KNOCKS AT THE DOOR OF SOMEONE CONSTANTLY, ONE DAY THE DOOR MUST BE OPENED TO HIM.RABIA ONE DAY HEARD IT AND SAID - SALIH, HOW LONG WILL YOU GO ON PREACHING THUS, USING THE FUTURE TENSE, SAYING - WILL BE OPENED? WAS THE DOOR EVER CLOSED? SALIH BOWED IN SUBMISSION TO HER.

SALIH ALWAYS TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES,.WHO KNOCKS AT THE DOOR OF SOMEONE CONSTANTLY, ONE DAY THE DOOR MUST BE OPENED TO HIM.RABIA ONE DAY HEARD IT AND SAID - SALIH, HOW LONG WILL YOU GO ON PREACHING THUS, USING THE FUTURE TENSE, SAYING - WILL BE OPENED? WAS THE DOOR EVER CLOSED? SALIH BOWED IN SUBMISSION TO HER.

WHEN THE PAINTINGS ARE HIDDEN, YOU WILL SEE THE PAINTER. O BROTHER! I WILL TELL YOU THE MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES. KNOW, THEN , THAT PAINTING AND PAINTER ARE ONE ! WHEN YOUR FAITH IS MADE PERFECT, YOU WILL NEVER SEE YOURSELF, SAVE IN HIM.

WHEN THE PAINTINGS ARE HIDDEN, YOU WILL SEE THE PAINTER. O BROTHER! I WILL TELL YOU THE MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES. KNOW, THEN , THAT PAINTING AND PAINTER ARE ONE ! WHEN YOUR FAITH IS MADE PERFECT, YOU WILL NEVER SEE YOURSELF, SAVE IN HIM.

A YOUNG MAN CAME TO JUNAID AND WISHED TO BECOME HIS STUDENT .HE SAID - YOU HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED AS AN EXPERT ON PEARLS (OF WISDOM). PLEASE GIVE ME ONE, OR SELL IT TO ME. JUNAID REPLIED - YOU COULD NOT AFFORD THE PRICE IF I SOLD IT, AND IF I GAVE YOU ONE FOR NOTHING, YOU WILL NOT REALIZE ITS VALUE. YOU MUST DO AS I HAVE DONE. DIVE INTO THE SEA AND WAIT PATIENTLY UNTILL YOU OBTAIN YOUR PEARL.

A YOUNG MAN CAME TO JUNAID AND WISHED TO BECOME HIS STUDENT .HE SAID - YOU HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED AS AN EXPERT ON PEARLS (OF WISDOM). PLEASE GIVE ME ONE, OR SELL IT TO ME. JUNAID REPLIED - YOU COULD NOT AFFORD THE PRICE IF I SOLD IT, AND IF I GAVE YOU ONE FOR NOTHING, YOU WILL NOT REALIZE ITS VALUE. YOU MUST DO AS I HAVE DONE. DIVE INTO THE SEA AND WAIT PATIENTLY UNTILL YOU OBTAIN YOUR PEARL.

ONE DAY A MAN SEATED NEXT TO HASAN DISPLAYED A MIRACLE BY BRINGING OUT A LIVE FISH FROM A TUMBLER OF WATER . HASAN PLACED HIS HANDS IN A BURNING OVEN AND BROUGHT OUT A LIVE FISH. THE MAN CHALLENGED HASAN TO JUMP IN THE FIRE WITH HIM TO SEE WHO WOULD SURVIVE. HASAN REPLIED - MIRACLE MONGERING WILL NOT DO. LET US DROWN OURSELVES IN THE OCEAN OF NONEXISTANCE AND COME OUT CLOAKED WITH THE GARMENT OF DIVINE EXISTENCE. THE MAN WAS SILENT.

ONE DAY A MAN SEATED NEXT TO HASAN DISPLAYED A MIRACLE BY BRINGING OUT A LIVE FISH FROM A TUMBLER OF WATER . HASAN PLACED HIS HANDS IN A BURNING OVEN AND BROUGHT OUT A LIVE FISH. THE MAN CHALLENGED HASAN TO JUMP IN THE FIRE WITH HIM TO SEE WHO WOULD SURVIVE. HASAN REPLIED - MIRACLE MONGERING WILL NOT DO. LET US DROWN OURSELVES IN THE OCEAN OF NONEXISTANCE AND COME OUT CLOAKED WITH THE GARMENT OF DIVINE EXISTENCE. THE MAN WAS SILENT.

on day dhu l nun reached a canal, where he performed his ablutions. He saw a beautiful palace situated close to the bank of the canal, on the balcony of which stood a very beautiful woman. Dhu l nun asked her to speak to him. She said - when I saw you at a distance, i felt you were madman; when you came closer, i saw you were a learned man when you came closer still i considered you to be an enlightened soul. but now you have spoken to me i consider you none of these. Dhu l nun asked her why she felt so. she replied - if you were mad, you would not perform ablutions, if you were learned, you would not look at me; if you were enlightened, you would cast your glance at God and none besides. saying this she disappeared.

on day dhu l nun reached a canal, where he performed his ablutions. He saw a beautiful palace situated close to the bank of the canal, on the balcony of which stood a very beautiful woman. Dhu l nun asked her to speak to him. She said - when I saw you at a distance, i felt you were madman; when you came closer, i saw you were a learned man when you came closer still i considered you to be an enlightened soul. but now you have spoken to me i consider you none of these. Dhu l nun asked her why she felt so. she replied - if you were mad, you would not perform ablutions, if you were learned, you would not look at me; if you were enlightened, you would cast your glance at God and none besides. saying this she disappeared.

A GREAT MAN SUMMONED HIS WISE MEN. HE ORDERED THEM - CREATE FOR ME A SAYING THAT WILL STABILIZE MY INNER STATE. WHEN I AM UNHAPPY IT WILL BRING ME JOY, AND WHEN I AM HAPPY IT WILL REMIND ME OF SADNESS.IT CANNOT BE TOO LONG, AS I WANT TO KEEP IT WITH ME ALWAYS.THE WISE MEN CONSULTED AND CONTEMPLATED DEEPLY THE KING'S COMMAND. FINALLY, THEY RETURNED TO THE KING BEARING A SMALL BOX. IN IT THERE WAS A RING, AND INSIDE THE RING WAS INSCRIBED THE FOLLOWING WORDS - THIS TOO SHALL PASS. -

A GREAT MAN SUMMONED HIS WISE MEN. HE ORDERED THEM - CREATE FOR ME A SAYING THAT WILL STABILIZE MY INNER STATE. WHEN I AM UNHAPPY IT WILL BRING ME JOY, AND WHEN I AM HAPPY IT WILL REMIND ME OF SADNESS.IT CANNOT BE TOO LONG, AS I WANT TO KEEP IT WITH ME ALWAYS.THE WISE MEN CONSULTED AND CONTEMPLATED DEEPLY THE KING'S COMMAND. FINALLY, THEY RETURNED TO THE KING BEARING A SMALL BOX. IN IT THERE WAS A RING, AND INSIDE THE RING WAS INSCRIBED THE FOLLOWING WORDS - THIS TOO SHALL PASS. -

RABIA WAS ASKED - DO YOU LOVE THE LORD OF GLORY ? SHE SAID - I DO. THEN SHE WAS ASKED - DO YOU HOLD SATAN AS AN ENEMY ? SHE REPLIED - NO. THE QUESTIONER WAS ASTONISHED - HOW IS THAT ? RABIA SAID - MY LOVE OF GOD LEAVES NO ROOM FOR HATING SATAN. SHE WENT ON - I SAW THE PROPHET IN A DREAM. HE SAID TO ME - RABIA ! DO YOU LOVE ME? I SAID - O PROPHET ! WHO IS THERE WHO DOES NOT LOVE THEE? BUT MY LOVE TO GOD HAS SO POSSESSED ME THAT NO PLACE REMAINS FOR LOVING OR HATING ANY SAVE HIM

RABIA WAS ASKED - DO YOU LOVE THE LORD OF GLORY ? SHE SAID - I DO. THEN SHE WAS ASKED - DO YOU HOLD SATAN AS AN ENEMY ? SHE REPLIED - NO. THE QUESTIONER WAS ASTONISHED - HOW IS THAT ? RABIA SAID - MY LOVE OF GOD LEAVES NO ROOM FOR HATING SATAN. SHE WENT ON - I SAW THE PROPHET IN A DREAM. HE SAID TO ME - RABIA ! DO YOU LOVE ME? I SAID - O PROPHET ! WHO IS THERE WHO DOES NOT LOVE THEE? BUT MY LOVE TO GOD HAS SO POSSESSED ME THAT NO PLACE REMAINS FOR LOVING OR HATING ANY SAVE HIM

KHAFIF WENT OUT ON A PILGRIMAGE AND CARRIED ONLY A JUG AND A ROPE TO DRAW WATER.AS HE PASSED THROUGH THE WILDERNESS, HE SAW MANY DEER STANDING ON THE TOP OF A WELL, DRINKING WATER. AS HE APPROACHED, THEY RUN AWAY,AND THE LEVEL OF WATER WENT DOWN. IN SPITE OF HIS EFFORTS, HE COULD NOT DRAW WATER FROM THE WELL. HE PRAYED TO THE LORD TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF WATER AS HE HAS DONE FOR DEER. THE DIVINE VOICE REPLIED - WE CANNOT DO SO, AS YOU DEPEND UPON THE ROPE AND THE JUG BESIDES US. IMMEDIATELY HE THREW BOTH OF THEM AWAY AND THE WATER LEVEL ROSE AND HE QUENCHED HIS THIRST. HE RECITED THE INCIDENT TO JUNAID, WHO SAID - THE LORD WAS TESTING YOUR DEPENDENCE ON HIM. HAD YOU WAITED PATIENTLY FOR A LONGER TIME, IT WOULD HAVE OVERFLOWED THE TOP.

KHAFIF WENT OUT ON A PILGRIMAGE AND CARRIED ONLY A JUG AND A ROPE TO DRAW WATER.AS HE PASSED THROUGH THE WILDERNESS, HE SAW MANY DEER STANDING ON THE TOP OF A WELL, DRINKING WATER. AS HE APPROACHED, THEY RUN AWAY,AND THE LEVEL OF WATER WENT DOWN. IN SPITE OF HIS EFFORTS, HE COULD NOT DRAW WATER FROM THE WELL. HE PRAYED TO THE LORD TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF WATER AS HE HAS DONE FOR DEER. THE DIVINE VOICE REPLIED - WE CANNOT DO SO, AS YOU DEPEND UPON THE ROPE AND THE JUG BESIDES US. IMMEDIATELY HE THREW BOTH OF THEM AWAY AND THE WATER LEVEL ROSE AND HE QUENCHED HIS THIRST. HE RECITED THE INCIDENT TO JUNAID, WHO SAID - THE LORD WAS TESTING YOUR DEPENDENCE ON HIM. HAD YOU WAITED PATIENTLY FOR A LONGER TIME, IT WOULD HAVE OVERFLOWED THE TOP.

BAYZID SAID - PARADISE IS OF NO WORTH FOR THOSE WHO LOVE. RABIA HAD A RELATED SAYING - FIRST THE NEIGHBOR, THEN THE HOUSE. THAT IS , THE NEIGHBOR, OR GOD, IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE HOUSE, OR PARADISE.

BAYZID SAID - PARADISE IS OF NO WORTH FOR THOSE WHO LOVE. RABIA HAD A RELATED SAYING - FIRST THE NEIGHBOR, THEN THE HOUSE. THAT IS , THE NEIGHBOR, OR GOD, IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE HOUSE, OR PARADISE.