The Way to Personal Freedom- 2, Veiled Beauty

I had written this poem a few years ago in a moment of  a spiritual ecstasy and union. It is a feeling of Union and Oneness with Everything.

My love with “It” has been a source of freedom for me. Meditation, knowing oneself, fasting a couple of days a week (or eating less), being awake from dawn to sunrise, all help with this experience. Why is this important? Feel it and you will know.

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I see You in the redness of dawn;

in the virgin sky;

in awakened life at early morn;

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Dove on Deck

in Thunder & Lightening;

in the silence of the Dark Night;

between my shadow and I;

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in the glorious moon and the bright stars;

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in sounds of raindrops:

In the carelessness of children while they play in

Your Thunder, Lightening and Rain;

In waves on an ocean shore;

In the moving wind;

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In hope amidst fear;

In the lust of youth.

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My Allah, O Veiled Beauty, yet I see you not in all Your Majesty:

I see the footprint but not the Foot;

the shadow but not the Object.

I am a shadow of the Object. The Sun will set upon me and my shadow will fade into the Dark Night.

Winter Sunset, Gatineau Parc, Quebec

All that will remain is You. I will return like a raindrop on the ocean back to its Source.

All will perish except Your Face.

My Allah, let me know You as a Friend and let me subsist Within You for an Eternity.

Let the shadow exist without a shadow: in oneness with You

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You and I

When I die

do not pray for me

or perform your rites and rituals.

If you must,  Live Well-

Our creation and resurrection are as a Single Soul:

Perchance you may be the bird on whose back I soar to Heaven.

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Comment:

In Muslim practice, one recites Surah Fatiha for the deceased. What is interesting about this recitation is that it is a prayer for one’s own guidance and there is nothing in it for the deceased.  Why then recite it for the deceased?  I understood the answer to be in Ch 31: verse 28 of the Quran “Your creation and your resurrection are not but as a single soul.”

The Opening

When I die

do not pray for me

or perform your rites and rituals.

If you must,  Live Well-

Our creation and resurrection are as a Single Soul:

Perchance you may be the bird on whose back I soar to Heaven.

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Comment:

In Muslim practice, one recites Surah Fatiha(The Opening)  for the deceased. What is interesting about this recitation is that it is a prayer for one’s own guidance and there is nothing in it for the deceased.  Why then recite it for the deceased?  I understood the answer to be in Ch 31: verse 28 of the Quran “Your creation and your resurrection are not but as a single soul.”

Note: This Blog does not endorse any religion. However, spiritual insights from any source is considered and welcome.

The Choice

Life now is about Choices but not the Choices:

I have the power to choose between This and That

determined by the Other.

I am bound to both Earth and Heaven.

One day when I will have perished and

You will inherit the earth- if you are happy with

the Choice and the Choices I thought you would like to have,

Do Not Forget: You are the Bird who flies on my back:

You are the freedom I dreamed of.

Our “Creation and Resurrection are as a Single Soul.”

The Life Force

I met an Arched Tree like myself:

 Though broken it shot its branches towards the sun.

The Arched Tree showed me:

 The most evident purpose of life is to live it as our nature dictates,

If we must, we walk to heaven without legs

Moiz Billah

My God has No Name

My God has no Name,

It resides within me yet not only in Me-

You and I are Nothing:

We: Everything.

“It” is an impartial judge between me and you-

Yet  partial to us all-

Though the Judgment be against me,

“It” accompanies me as a Friend to the Judgment:

My living, my breathing, in sin or virtue, is by and with It.

It is a living force: a Witness and Participant.

I see It everywhere without a place, time or movement:

I do not see It-I cannot imagine anything without a place, time or movement.

Yet it is not with my Imagination that I see:

I see with Seeing.

At the end of time, I will perish and We will all be One.

All this for What? :

So that the Caterpillar may become the Butterfly;

The First may become the Last.

The Manifest may become Hidden:

The Caterpillar, Butterfly and Metamorphosis all One:

God may Know Itself and we perish and live as Eternity.

Moiz Billah

Veiled Beauty

I see You in the redness of dawn;

in the virgin sky;

in awakened life at early morn;

in Thunder & Lightening;

in the silence of the Dark Night;

between my shadow and I;

in the glorious moon and the bright stars;

in sounds of raindrops:

In the carelessness of children while they play in

Your Thunder, Lightening and Rain;

in waves on an ocean shore;

in the moving wind;

in hope amidst fear;

in the lust of youth.

My Allah, O Veiled Beauty, yet I see you not in all Your Majesty:

I see the footprint but not the Foot;

the shadow but not the Object.

I am a shadow of the Object. The Sun will set upon me and my shadow will fade into the Dark Night. All that will remain is You. I will return like a raindrop on the ocean back to its Source.

All will perish except Your Face.

My Allah, let me know You as a Friend and let me subsist Within You for an Eternity.

Let the shadow exist without a shadow: in oneness with You