Why Sufi try to remain unknown – Sufi story from Masnavi by Rumi
Why Sufi try to remain unknown – Sufi story from Masnavi by Rumi [in Urdu and English]
A Hakeem found a peacock in a forest who was plucking his own gorgeous wings.
Hakeem was perplexed to see this.
“Are you insane too pluck your beautiful and gorgeous feathers like this?” He said to peacock. “Don’t you understand that each of your feather is prized so valuably by so many people? Do you understand who is your Creator, who added many beautiful designs on your body?!”
When the Peacock heard this from him he started crying.
Then he exclaimed, ” O’ foolish person! Your intellect still trapped within temporary world of colours. Don’t you understand that there are thousands of calamities that these beautiful feathers attract toward to me? There is tyrant hunter who places trap for them. There are many archers who throw arrows at me to take my feathers.
The only solution that I found is that I forsake my beauty so that I can live in peace. For me it is more important that I secure my life rather than worrying about my beauty.
It is better to keep my self way from fame because fame is the enemy of seclusion [which is essential for Sufism]”
In Urdu script