Wine of HU

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Painting by Mahmoud Farshchian

How can we have a glimpse of the inner worlds? How can we see the beauty of the Beloved?

Vision (khyal) and contemplation are bridges between the visible and invisible worlds. Vision and the wine of HU ride us on the wave of the sound current and take us to the heart of the Beloved.

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How can you be freed from the selfish desires without the cup of HU?
O you who have become content with no more of HU than the name of HU!

What springs to life from a name or an attribute of the Beloved? A vision.
A vision of the Beloved that leads to union.

Have you ever seen a lover without reasons for their love?
Or travelled a road without dangers?

Have you ever seen a name without reality behind it?
Or picked a rose from the letters “r-o-s-e”?

You called HU: Now search for the One behind that name.
Look up for the moon, not in reflections of water.

If you want to transcend name and form,
Free yourself completely of the selfish self.

– Rumi’s Masnavi
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Hidden Treasure

By Farzad Khalvati

You are invited to join in a journey of uncovering a secret that has been hidden in Rumi’s poetry for more than 700 years. A secret that delves deep into the questions that have always been with us since we recognized ourselves;

From where have I come? Why come here?
  Where must I go? When will my true home be shown to me?
– Rumi

However, this website does NOT have The Answer. It is not even looking for The Answer. If The Answer is given, we miss the opportunity to spiritually grow beyond what The Answer is telling us. The expansion of consciousness does not happen by having The Answer readily given. Rather, a consciousness preconditioned by The Answer is destined to shrinking. In contrast, as Rumi shows, the questions are far more important, and it is the deepest questions that lead us to the expansion of our consciousness.

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