Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rung dae [Color me]

When you put a piece of cloth in a bowl of ink the cloth takes its color. However the degree to which the cloth does this depends on the type of the cloth.

While “pure cotton” might absorb more of the ink, a synthetically made piece of cloth may absorb very little. That said the following two results are inevitable for any piece of cloth put in ink:

1. The cloth will absorb ink
2. The amount of color absorbed will depend on the material that the cloth is made of

In Sufi discourse "Rung dae" is the final milestone between a teacher and his disciple. It translates into “color me”. When the disciple says this he means "today let my understanding reach its highest level yet by allowing your influence on me to be complete".

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