The true nature of your Beloved.
In His loving eyes your every thought,
Word and movement is always -
Hafiz Daniel Ladinsky, A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations
THE GUARDIANS OF HIS BEAUTY
We are the guardians of His Beauty.
We are the protectors
Of the Sun.
There is only one reason
We have followed God into this world:
To encourage laughter, freedom, dance
Every man, plant and creature in Existence,
Every woman, child, vein and note
Is a servant of our Beloved -
A harbinger of joy,
The harbinger of
We are the companions of His Beauty.
We are the guardians
Hafiz Daniel Ladinsky, The Subject Tonight is Love
A PRAYER OF BEAUTY
In the Beautiful Names of the Most Beauteous One
O You Who is Beauty Itself and You Who Love all that is beautiful
Please make my thoughts beautiful
Please make my speech beautiful
Please make my actions beautiful
Please make my interaction with others beautiful
Please make both my inside and outside beautiful
Please make my living and dying beautiful
My Beloved You are the Most Beautiful
Please saturate me with Your beauteous Beauty that has no end
By the most beautiful human being who is the locus of Your Beauty -
Your beautiful Habib *
Please accept this prayer O Beloved. +
Sadiq M. Alam
* Habib in Arabic means beloved and by it is meant Muhammad Mustafa, may Divine benedictions be upon his noble soul
+ Its recommended to make this above mentioned supplication prayer in Sujud or in State of Prostration with eyes focused on the place of prostration (for single mindedness) or you may keep your eyes closed. While you prostrate, you assume the posture of an unborn child within your mother's protective womb. The arabic word for womb has the same root (R H M) for the two divine attributes, Rahman and Rahim. When we are in prostration, we are as if again finding ourselves within the Presence of Rahman and Rahim. Calling upon the Beauty, like the unborn, we're waiting to be born again for the sake of the Beauty waiting for us. Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun. Indeed we are Allah's and to Allah is the return (and rebirth).
|ultrasound image of unborn within the mother's womb - similar posture as sujud or prostration|
wasjud waqtarib - prostrate and draw (yourself) near to the Beloved
(The Quran 96:19)
In this supplication, the Prophet Muhammad is mentioned (as Habib), but if you have another Divine Guide who appear to your heart as the locus of Divine Beauty, according to your spiritual tradition, for example: Krishna or Jesus you may mention and remember that particular beautiful being. Such beings are testimony to what is humanly possible in the task of reflecting the Divine Beauty as human beings as they are a link to reach divine threshold. A true faithful makes no distinction between any of the Divine Guides, peace be upon them all (Quran 2:136, 2:185, 3:84, 4:152). Those sweet human beings are like the face of the gentle moon reflecting back to us the light of the Awesome Sun.