BEYOND SUFISM

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ONEness of HEARTs
VOLUME 1
Part 26

15 September 1970

I am Mevlana.
One does not resist the destiny.

Human's support for human: like in the example of tree. [human supporting another human is as ineffective as a tree supporting another tree]
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If to suffer from [a] sickness in HIS name
Is considered to be because of sin, [is thought that it is because of a sin that is committed]
Then let one not forget
How much Eyup Sultan suffered. [Eyup Sultan=Job in The Old Testament]
Did my Allah make HIS prophet pay for his sin?
Do not pay attention to human word,
Do not put glasses [that distort] on your own eye[s].
See the event after opening it;
My Allah does not give punishment of sickness to HIS human.

Goodbye.
Lailaheillallah Muhammedur Resulullah. [Allah is The only One to be worshiped, and Mohammad is HIS Representative.]

16 September 1970

I am Mevlana.
"Greeting," I said, I entered the word. [I started the chat]
I brought greetings to you.
On the path, I came to flatness.
We came
From the most beautiful word,
From the most convenient day,
From the soft path,
We said, "My Allah."

My path is close friend's path;
Close friend is every human of my Allah.
To come to his/her senses is the duty of human.
To love, to be close friend
Is the manifestation of 'coming to one's senses.'

The development of earth
Is beautiful [according] to the view of human.
Know [it] as you see.

"Ya Allah,
Ya Mohammad,
Allah,
Intercession ya Resulullah" [Resulullah==God's representative, Prophet Mohammad]
[is] The most beautiful of [all] prayers.
[ya= O ...!/Oh ...! (used to show strong emotion, especially exasperation): Ya Rabbi! O Lord!/O my God!]
[ya Allah==thank YOU for my God-given share, I accept without any complaint]

Let the smoke be dispersed,
Let your wool ball be wound without knot,
Let all of you find peace.

Do not put earth load on yourself;
Do not wrap [yourself in] sorrow and get exhausted.
Do not look at the smoke of the path with eye;
Put curtain on [the] glass [of the window],
Close well the curtain;
[then] You do not see the smoke.

Allah,
La ilaha illallah. [Allah is The only One to be worshiped]
The going [destination] of the path is to HAK.
The one who knows HAK is to HAK.
HIS writings are written,
Their pens are given.
Ink is necessary to write.
We became
Not long
But ONE,
[and] We entered the inkwell.
What does "ink" mean?
To become ONE.
We all became ONE, we entered the inkwell.

Let the one who says, "Allah," see Me,
Let him/her say [about] my Light,
Let his/her tongue be untied.

If 'to come to oneself' was in the hand of human,
[then] He/she would take [drink] the wine with measure,
He/she would be willing to measure.

Goodbye.
Lailaheillallah Muhammedur Resulullah. [Allah is The only One to be worshiped, and Mohammad is HIS Representative.]

17 September 1970

I am Mevlana.
Greeting to all [humans],
Greeting to the guests of the universe.

Each human is willing to take,
[yet,] He/she should get used to give.
If you say, "[to give] What?"
Get used to give without exception.
If you say,
"I gave, I did not take,
I did not stay in shade,"
[then] You are mistaken.
If you say,
"I gave, let me give,
Let me give willingly,"
[then] You win.
The giving of the one who gives without waiting [something in return] is my Allah['s].
Am I without mind?
Path becomes convenient only
If I wait for the giving of my Allah without doubt.

[similar to how] Food is not eaten without additive,
One does not call human as bad.

If path is not convenient, [i.e. if there are stones on the path]
Faithful human does not return:
He/she chooses [and moves aside]
The stone of the path,
[he/she chooses] His/her path-fellow who is next to him/her,
He/she walks,
He/she passes, he/she reaches the result.

There is soft intention in soft heart.

Beauty is
Not in coming
But in giving.
Giving is from my Allah.

Ripeness is in fruit;
To know is in vision. [vision==to see HIM in HIS creations]

I am in deep love with The Beauty,
I did not see ugliness.
In what my Creator gave,
I did not untie anything [that was] faulty. [I did not find anything that was faulty/ugly]
What HE gives, HE gives on the path of good deed. [whatever HE gives, is for good deed]
However, if it is not in accordance with human's intention,
He/she says, "Bad," he/she kneads. [he/she saddens, he/she keeps his/her mind busy with it]
Do not forget, each event that you say [about], "Not good deed,"
Is [a] door opening to good deed.

If it is said,
"Our day with word,
Our intention with saz," [saz=a stringed instrument (which somewhat resembles a lute); saz==heart song]
[then] Good deed is waited for.
[however,]
If your day is waited [by saying],
"With eye,
With tear in the eye,"
[then] One stays away from good deed.

If my Allah wishes,
HE transfers from night to day.
One does not cross from [one] mountain to [another] mountain;
Without descending the hillside [of one mountain],
One does not climb the other mountain.
Do not find the descent as strange,
It is the giving of my Allah,
It is the beginning of climbing to [a] loftier mountain.
You say, "Let us set [build a] bridge,
Let us cross over from mountain to mountain."
Bridge [is] made by human,
Pleading [prayer] [is], door of Allah.
As the result of pleading,
Bridge is set [built]
As well as wing is opened. [one may even fly]

Omar says:
Keep away from the one that is chronic.
Look only at the conscience.
The biggest justice is your decision
That does not give you [sin] load,
That does not make [you] lose your sleep.
Get in your home, close your door,
Hear your voice yourself,
Do not take [hear] [any] other sound.
Do not be servant of human.
"We came [to earth], we became human,
We arrived [in Allah], we became Light."
The one who becomes servant of human
Does not become Light to HAK.
He/she does not take Light from my Allah.

Goodbye.
Lailaheillallah Muhammedur Resulullah. [Allah is The only One to be worshiped, and Mohammad is HIS Representative.]

18 September 1970

I am Mevlana.
Maturity is
To give hand to the one who is confused about HIS path,
To take the stone from his/her front. [to move aside the stone that is in front of him/her]
If it is said,
"Let him/her go,
Let him/her do as he/she wants," [I do not care about what he/she does]
[then] He/she hits the stone,
He/she blocks your path too.

One does not confront anger;
The one who turns [changes] his/her path [in order not to confront anger],
Does not become bad-tempered.

Ocean is filled with all kinds of winds; [ocean==God]
Each pleading [prayer/wish] comes to hand, finds its place.
My Allah gives your wishes [my Allah makes your wishes come true]
On each day when you say softly.
It is beautiful to wish to happen. [it is beautiful to wish that your wish comes true]
It is beautiful that it conforms to your intention.

In order to go on HIS path
[you should expect] Conformity not from [the] other side only,
But you should know to conform too.

If you see stone on the path, do not say, "Let me return."
Do you know that you do not mature [spiritually] if you return?
What is beautiful is
Not returning
But taking the stone from there and moving [it] aside.

There is no human
Whose path is stoneless.
Wise human moves the stone aside,
Walks [on] his/her path.
The one who does not fit conformity to his/her bodily constitution,
He/she says, "This path [is] stony," he/she returns.

Each human wishes to find what he/she hopes for;
However,
One has to know what he/she hopes for.
Wool ball is wound, if knot is seen,
Does one break [the thread] off?
It is necessary to try to untie [it];
To untie, patience is necessary.
The [purpose of] coming to earth is this anyway:
The knot of each wool ball is untied,
One arrives in my Allah without [any] knot.

There is no wool ball that is without knot.
However, some have a few knots,
Some [have] a lot of knots;
And this [is] destiny.
If it was without knot, [then] there would be no patience,
Human would not get his/her [spiritual] measure.

Goodbye.
Lailaheillallah Muhammedur Resulullah. [Allah is The only One to be worshiped, and Mohammad is HIS Representative.]

18 September 1970

I am Mevlana.
My Allah is next to the one, and helps the one
Who remembers HIM,
[and] Who wishes for help.

Omar says:
If God-given share of human was in [the hand of] human,
If it was taken from [another] human's hand,
[then] Only the God-given share of the one who is strong
Would be abundant.
Human's God-given share is according to my Allah's appreciation.
Human's fault is according to my Allah's punishment.

The one who attributes [a] partner to my Allah,
The one who says,
"God-given Share [is] in my hand,
My sword [is girded] at my waist,"
[you will] See that the sword [that is girded] at his waist
Hits him. [will hit him]

No word comes to anybody. [one should not talk badly about other people]
The morsel that you chew, chew [it] well so that
It does not sit in your stomach, it does not cause indigestion. [it does not hurt your stomach]
[similarly,]
Think well about the word that is said
So that no big brick is dropped, so that it does not split your head. [watch your language so that it does not break the other person's heart, so that the other person does not break your head in return...]

Is the connection of earth to after earth life
Not through human digesting various troubles?
Is 'after earth life' not the going, the arrival, the finding
Of humans of patience? [patient human succeeds on earth]
Why is one patient?
Not to revolt against my Allah.

Say, "God give me patience,"
Grind your day,
Educate your heart.
Do not say, "Will there be any need for patience?"
Every human needs patience every day.

The cause of grandpa [Mevlana] is
Not in fez
But in breath.
The cause of the heart is in cage.
When day [time] comes,
When lifetime ends,
You get out of the cage.

Our path, our wish is peace.
My wish is to be among you until the arrival [time];
The end of the duty
Is [at] the end of the lifetime.

The happening [realization] of the intention
Is according to how the pleading [prayer/wish] is made.
Let one not say,
"There is no need for pleading,
Let my Allah see." [since Allah sees everything, there is no need for me to plead]
Of course HE sees.
[however,] My Allah gives to the one who wishes [to HIM].
To the one who does not wish,
To the one who consults and asks [other humans],
HE gives so that HE is asked, so that HIS path is learned. [HE gives to the one who does not wish to HIM in order to teach him/her a lesson]

The one who accepts the taking,
Why does he/she find the giving, strange?
Is remembering [HIM] difficult?
Is human this much blind?
If you do not know The One Who gives,
If you do not say, "Thank YOU God,"
How would you know what comes from Numan?
[Numan=Numan bin Sabit (Ebu Hanafi)=founder of Hanafi school of religious order]

My Allah put a saint at the leading end
Of Allah's path of HIS every human of lifetime. [my Allah gives a saint as spiritual guide to each one of HIS humans during their lifetime on earth...]
That saint is responsible for HIS path.

Human who is bright
Looks at the event
Not from the dark direction
But from the bright direction.

Do not take the mirror from the wall [so that its dark side faces the wall].

Building is built, its roof is closed [covered].
If you do not leave [space for] window, it becomes prison.
If you leave open [space] in the roof
You see the sun,
However, in a limited manner.
[if there is a window in the roof]
Through the roof window,
You only see the sky.
Yet my Allah created the earth
For you to see.
If it was not worthy of being seen,
HE would not have given eye.
Each blessing that my Allah gave/gives,
You should accept [it] from heart,
You should look forward to putting [it] to good use.

Be at ease,
Know about going, coming.
To wind the wool ball of faithful human,
[is] The duty of human.
Do not be mistaken: the owner of the wool ball
Winds only his/her own wool ball.
However, his/her saint sees his/her knot,
Warns human, instills patience.

Be inclined
Not to hit
But to caress.
Be inclined
Not to jump over
But to pass.

The light coming from the moon,
[is] Like [an] example of ornament.
The light coming from the sun [sun==Prophet Mohammad]
[is] Nothing but the life itself.
The sun [is]
For the one who comes from Allah, [i.e. all humans]
For the one who sees HIS human,
For the one who drinks HIS [spiritual] water.

The path of the word is not diverted.
If HIS path is asked for, my Allah knows;
Does it matter whether it is said to human or not? [does it matter to say to human about HIS path; if human seeks HIS path, Allah already knows about it and sends helper...]

To exchange
The path of my Allah,
The [saint's] hand that HE gives
For matter
Is not appropriate.

To bring the world of The Meaning to heel
[is] Not in the hand of human.
The Meaning is not exchanged for the matter.

My Allah is not incapable of giving to
Whomever HE wishes.
HE matures [spiritually] the one whom HE wishes that he/she matures [spiritually]. [? HE makes happen what HE wishes to make happen. ?]
For the path to be convenient,
One has to be worthy of the hand that is given.
To change the hand that is given
Diverts one's own path,
Makes the human who comes to meydan, turn back.

Goodbye.
Lailaheillallah Muhammedur Resulullah. [Allah is The only One to be worshiped, and Mohammad is HIS Representative.]

[Texts written between square brackets and some punctuation are added for the sake of making the meaning clearer.]

LOVE, SEE & SHARE:

Love all HIS creations;
See HIM in all of HIS creations;
Share HIS Meaning.

© Sabahat Ak■iray (Garib)
Translated by Tamer Ízel