Thursday, December 27, 2007

Fatih Mosque


 istanbul

A story is like a water
that you heat for your bath.

It takes messages between the fire
and your skin. It lets them meet,
and it cleans you!

Hz. Mevlana

Monday, December 24, 2007

with peace


 istanbul


Red School and Mevlevi Mosque (Mesnevihane)

Come, come whatever you are,
it doesn't matter Whether you are an
infidel, an idolater or a fire-worshiper,
Come, our convent is not a place of despair. Come, even if you violated your swear A hundred times,
come again.

Hz. Mevlana (Mevlana Jalauddin Rumi)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

lights from Fatih Mosque


 istanbul

Look! This Is Love

Oh, if a tree could wander and move with foot and wings!
It would not suffer the axe blows and not the pain of saws!
For would the sun not wander away in every night ?
How could at ev?ry morning the world be lighted up?
And if the ocean?s water would not rise to the sky,
How would the plants be quickened by streams and gentle rain?
The drop that left its homeland, the sea, and then returned ?
It found an oyster waiting and grew into a pearl.
Did Yusaf not leave his father, in grief and tears and despair?
Did he not, by such a journey, gain kingdom and fortune wide?
Did not the Prophet travel to far Medina, friend?
And there he found a new kingdom and ruled a hundred lands.
You lack a foot to travel?
Then journey into yourself!
And like a mine of rubies
receive the sunbeams? print!
Out of yourself ? such a journey
will lead you to your self,

It leads to transformation of dust into pure gold!

Hz. Mevlana
Mevlana Jalauddin Rumi

Thursday, December 20, 2007