Our brain is divided into two hemispheres. The right
hemisphere, which controls the left side of the body, normally specializes
in responding to novel situations and expressions of intense emotions.
The left hemisphere, which controls the right side of the body,
categorizes information and specializes in everyday, routine behavior.
Presently, a beautiful apparition appears in the
next valley of the Moon. Its hair is parted into two long tresses
that reach down to the small of its back, as if symbolizing the
two hemispheres of the brain. Drunken without wine, the apparition
is chanting a melody.
The Music of Sarosh
The music of the strange apparition lends brilliance
to mountains and foothills. “This silver portrait of beauty
was born in God’s mind,” says Rumi. “Its name
is Sarosh and it ranks with Gabriel.”
The Poetry of Sarosh
I fear that you are rowing your
ship in a mirage;
Born within a veil, you die within a veil.
When I washed the medicine of Razi
from my eyes
I saw the destinies of nations hidden in the Book.
Twist over field and garden, mountain
For a lightning twisting upon itself dies within the cloud.
I dwelt awhile in Europe and sought
but seldom found
Someone whose modes may be uncountable.
That intimacy doesn’t come
without the pain of acquisition,
Draw the garden into yourself, O you who are ‘like scent
in the rose’!
I concede, O pious literalist, that
the ego is mortal,
But you do not see the storm surging in a bubble.
This delightful melody comes not
from the minstrel’s plucking,
A houri exiled from heaven is weeping within the lute.
The song has turned out to be comprising of seven couplets.
- Do the seven couplets of the song of Sarosh
correspond to the stages of your journey?
- Can there be a connection between Vishvamitra and Sarosh?