Back and Forth

Title of this Iranian video from June 16: Allaho Akbar Arshe Elahi ra be Larze Dar Khahad Avard Gohardasht 26 Khordad.

Translated by Lily for the Huffington Post: “They can take our phones, our internet, all our communication away, but we are showing that by saying “allaho akbar” we can find each other.” She ends it my saying that tonight they are crying out to God for help.

Meanwhile, today’s Bowl of Saki says, “Devotion sweetens the personality, and is the light on the path of the disciple.”

The fire of devotion purifies the heart of the devotee and leads to spiritual freedom. Mysticism [and revolutions -- Sanat] without devotion is like uncooked food and can never be assimilated. ‘I am the heart of my devotees,’ says Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita. And Hafiz says, ‘O joyous day when I depart from this abode of desolation, seeking the repose of my soul and setting out in search of my Beloved.’ ”


Too bad they didn't win. Maybe sometime in the future.

I agree. Too bad, really.

They're not going anywhere. They'll be back in the streets someday.