What was said to the Rose…
“What was said to the rose that made it open,
Was said to me, here in my chest.”
I was struck by this image of Hu inside Rumi’s tomb in Konya. It is a unique calligraphic style with layers of meaning. Hu is juxtaposed with its mirror image resembling the internal experience of a Sufi – self realization leading to actualizing Divine reality in ourselves…
“Eternity is the mirror of the temporal, the temporal the mirror of pre-eternity – in this mirror those
two are twisted together like his tresses..” (Translation: A J Arberry- online)
Singing from the heart leads to an immersion in Hu – that silent, thundering presence of the Divine. The tradition of Zikr or remembrance in Sufism employs the chanting and out-breathing of Hu.
The pathway to Truth is ” inside..”