Poem by Susana Roberts
( a poem dedicated to my admired sufi community in India, Syed Salman Chishty-Chairman-Chishty foundation Ajmer Sharif, Rajasthan–World forum “Sufi Love and serve all” )
“Luminous is the Garden that keeps its soul pure” .S.Roberts.
I let my soul rest, for it to speak to me
I saw myself here and there and everywhere
And I was a mystery again
A strange walker from the hand of God
Duplicated in the * Fana to be born and die
Along with the flow and reflux of a body
during the bite of virgin hours
Out of all judgment
In the simple and continuous nature
Without refuge or comparison, without fashion, without beauty
Nothing that stops the auric rhythm
to go through muteness, trembling and suspense
Before any speech, at the same time
the compasive memory
Copyright.Susana Roberts -April 2.2019.
* fana: Sufis tell us that there are two worlds: this world and the other. In Christianity, in contrast,the two worlds that are spoken of are this world and the next world,the world that pass over when we die. Devout Christians believe that if they lead a good life, they will reach God when they die. Sufis therefore do not wait so long, why not go to God now, before the physical body decays and dies?. For the Sufis, Fana is the direct experience of the divine while the body is still alive.
With Fana we travel through oneself, far away to a different realm without having to move a single muscle or take a simple step, for Zen Buddhism the person who has entered Fana does it this way: Go, Go beyond, go all together beyond, with ecstasy, allelujah! .. (source-Nevit Ergin, Will Johnson)