Today the King came secretly before the madmen,
and their spiritually possessed souls began to lament.
That King recognized my voice among the shouts ,
for it was purified from the breath of animality.
He made a royal gesture, meaning, “one of the possessed
has escaped his fetters”. Oh King, if I am possessed,
Thou art the Soloman of all possessing spirits. Oh King,
Thou knowest the mysteries of the birds and the incantations of jinn.
How fitting that Thou should also recite a spell over this madman!
An old man came before the King and said, ” Bind him with chains,
for this madman has caused a great deal of uproar and destruction
among the devils.” My King said, ” This madman can be held by no
chain but My tresses- you do not know his character.
He will snap thousands of fetters and fly to Our hand. He will become
To Us they shall return (Q 21:93) for he is a royal falcon.”
Hz Mawlana* ( Diwan 2509)
* Mawlana ( our master) when mentioned alone will always refer to Hazreti Mawlana Muhammad Jalaluddin Rumi, the Leader of the Caravan of Love.