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Two pictures- Breaking the Fast and Desecration

Two pictures with captions tell many stories

I Breaking the Fast

A lone man eats in a soup kitchen set up for Ramadan outside a public housing project in Paris. Source

II Desecration
A damaged portrait of Jesus Christ hangs on the wall of a demolished home after an anti- Christian mob attacked it in Barakhama village in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. […]

September 16th, 2008|Photo stories|3 Comments

“Better than Cabbage Soup”

Rumi on the deeper meanings of fasting in Ramzan

What sweetness lies in an empty stomach!
Man is like a lute: no more, no less.
If the lute is full
it cannot sing a high or low note.

If your mind and stomach
burn with the fire of hunger
it will be like a heavenly song for your heart.
In each moment that fire rages
It will burn away a hundred veils
And carry you a thousand steps
toward your goal. […]

September 1st, 2008|Rumi, Sufi poetry, Sufism|1 Comment