Political Cartoon: “Rumi’s Advice to the Little Prince” By Kaveh Adel Iranian American Cartoonist
My son asked me,
“When was God Born?”
“Do you think it is a person, like an old man with a beard in the clouds?”
To which he replied,
“No, but I think it’s a feeling.”
I concurred that I believe in being connected to a bigger source of energy to which we all contribute and draw from. A universe of energy. To find it and connect to it I need not listen to a draped man blessing children and adults, travel to a far off land for a mandatory visit to a holy spot, stand in front of a wall, take a vow of silence or any ritual…..all I need to do is to search within, in my heart. I thanked my son for that question and moment of clarity so needed today.
Rumi said it best in his discovery and advice,
“I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not.
I went into the ancient temples of idolatry;
no trace of Him was there.
I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not.
With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only ‘anqa’s habitation.
Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young;
God was not there even.
Turning to philosophy I inquired about him from Ibn Sina but found Him not within his range.
I fared then to the scene of the Prophet’s experience of a great divine manifestation only a “two bow-lengths’ distance from him”
but God was not there even in that exalted court.
Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him;
He was nowhere else.”
To the day when we, each a little Prince, see through our humanity and nothing else.
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