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Detail from Qays's First Glimpse at the Fair Layla, attributable to Muzaffer 'Ali. Persian, 16th century. Click for complete painting.
Total Immersion

When he was just a little boy, Mawlana Sayyid Hasan was taken into the presence of Khwaja Ahrar. The Khwaja happened to have a dish of honey in front of him and the child immediately sat down and started eating it. When Khwaja Ahrar asked his name, he said, "Honey." Ubaidallah laughingly praised the child's capacity for total immersion in the thing he loved.