The Journey Of Form To Formless Through The Message Of Sufism & Tagorian Songs
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I am not from the East or the West
I am not Christian or Jew or Muslim.
I am not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.
I do not belong to any established religion
or any cultural system.
I am neither the body nor the soul,
For I belong to Divine Soul of my Beloved..
Sufism confirms the knowledge of Oneness, harmony & love with the absolute. It says if one has to be united with the formless, he has to destroy the idea of himself or self identity & his ego, and only then he can be united with ‘The One’ who has no form so formless. This is a journey of individual consciousness to cosmic consciousness. Rabindranath Tagore said the same thing through some philosophical words of one of his song, which says
Come to me in forms varied & various,
In fragrances, colors & songs.
Come in my joys & sorrows,
In all the mysteries, in daily chores,
Even when all the activities end,
Come to me in forms varied & various.
There is a lot of harmony between the ideology of Sufism & Tagore’s vision. Here in this paper I would like to draw a harmony line among this two with the thought of forms & formless.
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