Serendipity

… serendipity of consciousness just a beginning.

 

Where Is the Door to the Tavern?
Where is the door to God?
In the sound of a barking dog,
In the ring of a hammer,
In a drop of rain,
In the face of Everyone I see.

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The Gift – verses of Hazrat Hafiz r.a – by Daniel Ladinsky

 

… the images in this series capture moments that were, quite simply, happy accidents: the dragonfly that found its way into the studio one fine morning; the young boy at the mosque oblivious to my presence; the whirling dervishes ‘sema’ at the Sarıhan Kervansaray. I was not sure if my camera had captured the soul-stirring moments unfolding before my eyes; the camera was handheld, perched on the bench beside me, and used without a flash.

 

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

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“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

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“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

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“What you seek is seeking you.”

Hazrat. Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (r.a)

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