“Echoes of the Unseen”
Avay-i-Janaan is an international group of poets, visual artists and musicians who have come together from the same origin and are headed toward the same destination in eternity.
A Poetry Slam Collective originating from Avay-i-Janaan, the name means “echoes of the unseen,” and the members of the collective, trained also as scientists, engineers, cosmologists and educators, weave leading-edge science from the wisdom of the mystical tradition in ways that foster felt connection between self and universe, origin and potential.
Neither you nor I solved the secret of Being
Neither you nor I opened the puzzle.
The image of you and I are hidden
Behind the curtain,
When the curtain falls neither you nor I
– Omar Khayyam
The members represent the journey of a human being into the heart and creation of the universe within themselves. Synchronizing with the rhythm and movement of Wisdom through the ages Avay-i-Janaan is a path where peace becomes each step, each breath, each beat of the heart. To experience Avay-i-Janaan “live” is to look for the path in your Self. Through poetry, movement, rhythm, and song, we invite you to seek your own origin through the light of your inner awareness, and the language that emerges from the stillness of inner peace.
Whirlpool of Heavens, our astonishment:
The lamp of our thought, we call its reflection
Sun is the niche, the universe is the lamp
We are images, wondering in awe.
Events are rhythmic journeys of sound, imagery and movement beyond the stuff of the universe and into the heart of our own creation, origin, and potential. At a time when differences are so starkly highlighted, Avay-i-Janaan aims to invite participation in a new way of conversation that, like jazz, upholds both the uniqueness of every human being, and the capacity we have to synchronize with natural rhythms and our potential for being even more human. International Drumming, Guitar, Bass, Hip Hop and Melodies, Setar, Meditation and Dance of the Heart.
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“Ceaseless Echoes of the Unseen: the fountain of inspiration within”
A message for the Young Generations, from Sufism, an inquiry Vol17No1:
The basic rule of science is that the inspiration of and for newness emerges from an unseen inspiration. The universe is continuously sending beautiful songs and images into the chart of what is perceivable (as flowers, birds, the sound of waves, etc). This inspiration from the unseen is ceaseless; it is unstopping. The journey toward greatness as an artist, musician, and scientific explorer is to move toward being constantly in the state of receiving this inspiration. And this constancy of receiving is how a human being grows up in the womb of spirituality.
For this reason it is important to create the right environment for ourselves. Human beings tend to find the primary tool for creating the environment of working in the mind. And no matter what, the personality of a human being is constantly under the influences of the mind (neurology). However, it is necessary then to constantly check the conditional states of the mind so that it can be a useful tool, and not entangled with the environment in which it is meant to operate. This is to say that if the human being leaves the state of receiving inspiration and becomes entangled in the relative calculations of the external world through the senses and reasons of the mind, then the greatness of creation and the quality of newness will diminish.
Science is now coming to discover what mystics have known for thousands of years that the fountain of inspiration and the principle for living emerges through the heart (cardiology). The practice for human beings, as artists, musicians and scientists, is to learn how to move from the conditional environment of the mind and into the pure unfiltered environment of the Heart, as a garden for right peaceful inspiration and the source of the Divine quality for human being. Otherwise, we will live our whole lives in the immaturity and consequence of the mind, and die also in this immaturity.
And there is a way we can move from the parts of existence available through the mind to the neutrality of being centered within the heart. This is what is meant by Avay-i-Janaan.
Currently, as human societies are in a state of pending because of the state of world, the young generation is waiting. Neither denying nor accepting, this is a message for them: we will walk with you along the way to inspiration with time to think about the principle of life itself.