The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship
Yearning for Peace
A short talk given by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen from Questions of Life, Answers of Wisdom Volume 2.
David Freudberg: Within most of us within many, many people there is a yearning for peace. What is that yearning? What is it inside us that is searching and seeking?
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen: That is a very good question. There is a fragrance that comes from a flower, is there not? There is a taste in a fruit, is there not? There is a light in the eye, is there not? Similarly, there is a power within man called conscience. That is the power of God. It has the taste of God.
Even though there are many different kinds of fruits, each one has a taste. And every kind of flower has a fragrance. Similarly, even though there are many different kinds of human beings, the power of God is within them all. That power is continually alerting them, explaining things to them, and making them experience things. It says, "Here is something that is necessary for you to look into. Go and search for it. Attain it. Go and experience it, go!" That is the taste and the fragrance of that power of God within you.
That is the state that keeps on prompting you to search, to comfort, and to acquire a state of peace. That is where the yearning is coming from.