Beautifully human

We dived into the Essence
And toured the human body
Found the course of the universe
All in the human body
The Torah and the Gospels
The Psalms and the Koran

All written words
Are found in the human body.
God is where your desire drives you :
All in the human body

Yunus Emré

I am the mirror of the world
Since I am a man
The ocean where truth takes shape
Since I am a man
I can write the Torah I can reel off Gospel
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Qur’an
Since I am a man.


“La ilaha illa’l-‘ishq”
“There is no divinity except Love”

Formula often used in Turkish Sufism

“Tell me what you seek, I will tell you who you are:

If you are looking for the home of the soul, you are a soul;
If you are looking for a piece of bread, you’re bread.
If you can grasp the secret of this subtlety, you will understand:
Everything you’re looking for, this is what you are.

Come, come, come … whoever you are, come !
Just as you’re unfaithful, idolatrous or pagan,
Our convent is not a place of despair;
Even if you are a hundred times back on your oath, come on ! 

Celaleddin Rûmi, dit Mevlânâ
(Celaleddin Rumi says Mevlânâ, Turkish poet and mystic, founder of the Brotherhood of the Whirling Dervishes, 13th century)

One day in the streets of Basra, was asked Rabia (*) why she wore a torch in one hand and a jug of water in the other, and she replied: 

“I want to cast fire in Paradise and to pour water in hell for these two veils disappear and we see clearly that love God by love and not by fear of hell or hope of heaven”.

She often prayed: “O God! If I worship You for fear of Hell, burn me in Hell,
and if I worship You in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise.
But if I worship You for Your Own sake,
grudge me not Your everlasting Beauty.”

(*) Rabia Basri, called the “Holy of Basra” (or Bassora city now located in southern Iraq), died in 801. She introduced the image of selfless love in Sufism a very present picture in the Turkish spirituality. Love that door itself its purpose has become the central theme of Sufism. Almost all mystic poets in Islam, especially the Turkish poets expressed the idea that “love must be on the path of love so that he does not remember most of hell or heaven”.
Over the centuries, this mystical love strongly influenced Islam practiced by the Turks, who are distinguished in that other people where in relation to the divine, it is fear and fear dominate.
Rabia is one of the few female figures being of veneration in the Muslim world. Former slave freed by his master, Rabia’s love for God was absolute; there was no room for any other thought or some love whatsoever. Result : she never married. Her only desire was to get lost in the contemplation of “the One who created the flowers and spring.” “O Beloved of hearts …”, thus Rabia addressed God in his poems …
more about Rabia :


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One Response to Beautifully human

  1. Ambroisia says:

    ahhhhhh how gorgeous is this little child !!!! your blog is beautiful, we share the same taste for spiritual texts… it is while searching about Rabia of Basra that I found your space… Don’t be surprise if I copy a few ideas… your work is a seed, thanks

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