- letters from Moineddin
September 6, 1978, certificates
Noor Mahal, 758 D Street, Petaluma, California 94952
September 6, 1978
Dear, Dear Mansur,
Allah be with you!
No, my feelings were not hurt. I took it as wisdom that your book should be crowned with such a cover picture. Actually, I only wanted one print for my office here; Murshid’s mood in that shot is so very special, and I felt it would be a good influence on me—especially in my work space. [This relates to my reserving the Murshid at Mt. Shasta picture for the cover of the book Murshid, finally published in 2006, rather than releasing it “early.”]
I include one of me for you; it’s from Mendocino Camp, 1977.
Wali Ali is up to snuff! He is teaching kindergarten at an alternative school operating within the S.F. school system!
He and I are doing an exchange next week: he is coming up here to Noor Mahal to give Darshan to the Marin and Sonoma mureeds, and I am driving to S.F. to give Darshan to the city mureeds. It should be a fine way to begin our fall schedule of events, inshallah.
Shahabuddin and Kothr-an-neda just had a baby boy last week. I wrote a note of congratulations saying that the shooting star (Shahab) weeded a sparkling drop of dew (Kothr-an-neda) and produced a crescendo in the divine symphony (Vadan, the child’s name)!
“The Lila (cosmic play) of God and the Sadhana (spiritual struggle) of man must become wedded in Love; then, through Grace, it is possible tha the Child of Liberation may be conceived.”
Love and love,