Fruit laden trees

In his extensive collection Masnavi-i Ma’navi, the Sufi Master Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi alludes to the trees of the field and states, “Every tree that yields no fruit such as the pine and the cypress grows tall and straight, lifting up its head on high and sending all its branches upwards, whereas all the fruit …

New beginnings

“Bahaar aamad, bahaar aamad, bahaar-e-mushk-baar aamad Nigaar aamad nigaar aamad nigaar-e-burd baar aamad” – Jalaluddin Rumi [Spring has come, spring has come, musk-laden spring has arrived The sweetheart has come, the sweetheart has come, the forbearing/gentle sweetheart has arrived] In Native Indian legends, robins are viewed as the harbinger of new beginnings and their caring parental behaviour …