In the Persian tradition, whenever one faces a difficulty or a fork
in the road, Or even if one has a general question in mind, one would
hold that question in mind, and then ask the Oracle of Shiraz
More often than not,
Hafiz, in his own enigmatic way would sing to the questioner and through the song, would get the questioner to look in the mirror of his/her soul.
Upon reflection in the mirror of Hafiz's Ghazal one would be inspired with an answer, a guidance or a direction.
the first line upon which the eyes of the reader fall, would give the answer to the direct question, and the rest of the Ghazal would give further clarification.
To try the guidance of
the oracle of Shiraz
Hold a question in your mind
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