The Idea of this center floor rug, was to help center up the circle. And to show homage to some of the many traditions we honor. The Sacred symbols on the rug are Moon and Star representing the Islamic tradition, with the Sufi Winged Heart. Star of David representing Judaism, next Yan Yang for Taoism. Then The Khanda (double-edged sword) the symbol of Sikhism, followed by the the Dharma wheel (Dharmachakra) symbol of Buddhism, then there is the cross for Christianity. Next is Native Wisdom honoring the land we walk upon, and the Four Directions, and OM Shanti (peace Mantra) Hinduism. The other elements of the design are the Invocation sufi prayer by Hazrat Inayat Khan around the edge. The center of the Lotus Flower is the floor design of Murshid S.A.M’s Dargah. Murshid Sam had the unique ability, when visiting the shrines of saints in the East, to empty himself and receive their direct guidance. During a trip to India, while visiting the Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chishti at Fatehpur Sikri, he received the vision of the “Dances of Universal Peace.” The design is the marble wall screen uses a geometrical pattern moving from five to eight. And lastly little Rasta rainbows Walk in PEACE.
Rug is 60″ in diameter.
Marty Jablonski and BettyAnn Tasnim Demers.