Sunday, December 16, 2012

Life, a drop

A stream
Of people gone by
Of people to come
The lands lost
The footsteps earned
The walk, futile talk
But the drop, which never stops
Calling the universe
To come hear its struggle
Against the citadel

Silence
In the loudest plains
Concrete, and nothing crude
Yet the drops protrude
The secret

Secret
Known to many
Having boundaries, not any
With a message uncanny
Of the greatest epiphany

To hold on!

To hold on,
For the water to drop
Till the concretes crop
And when it is over,
The drop becomes the stream
Of people gone by
Of people to come

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Questions

How real are we?
How unreal are we?
If we are real, what is our reality?
There have been other humanities before this, how do we relate to them?
Do we relate to anything else but our own desires and temporary wishes and petty likings?
What are we running after?
There are other non-human spiritual beings that surround us. What is our relation with these other beings that are with us?
Will we find God after all?
Will we ever get to our destination? Or is there none?
Is knowledge everything?
When will we truly know the meaning of love? Would we understand it after getting the knowledge or can we fall in love without it?
This could not be the lament of the reed that Rumi wrote about, "hearken to the reed flute...", this is a simple confusion.
Without knowledge, it is nothing by frustration.
Does knowledge come with pain?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Salam alaik vs. Salaim alaikum

I knew the difference between alaik and alaikum, the latter being the plural term to address some people instead of one person. But just asked my colleague and good friend about it, and his explanation was actually very interesting and refreshing!

He instantly replied, that Salam Alaikum means to pray for peace to be upon the other person, the Mala'ika (Angels), and everyone else with the other person, whereas Salam Alaik means only that specific person.

This is not something new, to be honest. We all know that the angels who write our good and bad deeds are always with us, and that angels also protect us from bad happenings, and our actions either attract or repulse them from us, so, yes, if someone says Salamun Alaikum to me, he is actually addressing the other entities attached to me - a reminder that I am never alone - Wow - how could I miss or forget this fact?

Sometimes, even the basic of things have meanings that are profound enough to shape the direction of one's life.

As-Salam Alaikum dear readers!
:)