Meditations

“The Lamp in the Niche – Blessed Moments of Meditation” is a collection of meditations inspired by the “Mathnawi I Ma’nawi” or “Spiritual Couplets” of Mohamad ‘Jalalluduin’ al Bakri al Balkhi – Rumi.

The first meditations arose within the author as she contemplated the start of Rumi’s major poetic work and bid her their expression. She continues through the poetry, giving expression to the meditations that occur within her.

The “Mathnawi” has over 50,000 lines… We ask that this is a long and blessed journey.

The Lamp in the Niche #1
The Lamp in the Niche – Blessed Moments of Meditation #1 – inspired by “Book One: Prologue” of Rumi’s “Mathnawi I Ma’nawi” or “Spiritual Couplets”

Enter the presence of Rumi.  Know your Beloved. Travel with The Friend. Expand your consciousness, envelope and hold yourself in momrents of awe, power, openness and realization. Experience the ‘Lamp in the Niche’ by entering the timeless universality of Rumi’s “Mathnawi I Ma’nawi” or ‘Spiritual  Couplets’. 

The Lamp in the Niche

The Lamp in the Niche refers to the ‘Light of God’ referred to in the ‘Verse of Light’ in the Quran:

Noor ala Noor - Light upon Light - The Verse of Light (Quran 24:35)
Noor ala Noor – Light upon Light – The Verse of Light (Quran 24:35)

Translation –

Allah is the Light1 of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light2 is like a niche within which is a lamp;3 the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

— translation by Saheeh International. Notes: 1 – i.e., the source and bestower of light and enlightenment. 2 – His guidance in the heart of a believing servant. 3 – Literally, “a burning wick,” which is the essence of a lamp.

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