Sunday, December 13, 2009

thou preparest a table before us

the table is set for the feast
the earth, a cup
the universe, a bowl
the cosmos, an urn
the wind, the breath
the rain, the water of life
the sun, the light
the music, the exaltation
the silence, the prayer
the source, the creator
the unknown, the uncreated void
the spirit, the eternal presence of love
the bread, the expanding body
the wine, the blood of the heart
the masculine and feminine
human and divine,
anointed soul
awakening to the beauty,
each star, a radiant energy
the moon, the mirror
reflecting the glow of communion
of the oneness of all
coming to the table
of existence
in the garden of life
to dwell
with the beloved

~ Naomi ~

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Qala Isa ibnu Maryama: Allahumma Rabbana anzil AAalayna ma-idatan mina alssama-i takoonu lana AAeedan li-awwalina wa akhirina, wa ayatan minka waorzuqna, wa anta khayru ar raziqeena.

Said Jesus, son of Mary: "O Allah our Lord! Send down to us a table spread with nourishment from heaven which should be to us an ever-recurring happiness, for the first of us and for the last of us, a sign from Thee; and give us sustenance, for Thou art the Best Sustainer."

The Quran, Chapter: The Table Spread, 5:114

As mentioned in the Final Testament, the Quran, this is the dua (sacred supplication) of Christ, upon him be peace, at the Last Supper with his sahabas (holy companions) where he invoked ever lasting spiritual nourishment for all of humanity (for the first of us, and for the last of us) as a grace (ayah, divine Sign) and he invoked sustainance from The Sole Sustainer by invoking the Holy Name, Ar-Razzaq. This particular verse of the Quran that carries the holy words of Jesus is recommended to be invoked as a cure for those who are afflicted by the worries of earthly sustainance and for those who long for the sustainance of the after-world.
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