Baha al-Din Muhammad-i Walad (Persian: بها الدین محمد ولد), more popularly known as Sultan Walad (Persian: سلطان ولد, Turkish: Sultan Veled)
was the eldest son of Jalal Al-Din Rumi,
Persian poet and Sufi, and one of the founders of the Mawlawiya (Persian: مولویه)order.
He was given the name of his grandfather Sultan al-Ulama Baha al-Din Walad. Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi sent ... more »
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The World Is Never Far From Him
He who is perfect in the Path of Faith
Will never be deceived by Adam's clay:
He will always see the Light in Adam -
Its brilliance will not remain a secret.
In stone, wood, straw, or mountain
He will at all times see nothing but God.
Didn't Bayazid himself see God in all things?
He saw the Face of God in the tiniest leaf.
The world is never far from Him:
Could its perfume stray far from the rosegarden?
He who is deprived of the sense of smell
Cannot distinguish fragrances
Just as the stream-bed isn't conscious
Of the water always flowing through ...