"Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water. —Rumi (Dervish: oil on canvas by Gülcan Karadağ) ..*
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. Rumi Tannoura
Do you know what Sema is? Sema is letting go completely of your existence and tasting eternity in non-existence. Sema is hearing affirmation sound of separating from self, and reaching God, whirling. ... Sema is struggling hard with your carnal soul, your own ego, and throwing it to the ground like a half-slain beast. Sema is opening the heart like Shams of Tabriz, and clearly seeing the Divine Light within.